MLB All-Star voting: Results, finalists for Midsummer Classic as Phase 1 closes

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MLB All-Star voting: Results, finalists for Midsummer Classic as Phase 1 closes

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The first round of All-Star voting is at its end, and as you can imagine, it's full of surprises in both leagues, but especially in the American League.

As many as five Blue Jays players may be on the field at the start come July 19: Alejandro Kirk, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Santiago Espinal, Bo Bichette and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. all made it to the next round of voting, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 5.

Several notable names were left off the list of finalists for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was beaten out by both Bichette and the White Sox's Tim Anderson.

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In the senior circuit, the biggest surprise comes by way of Atlanta: Braves outfielder Adam Duvall was voted into the final stage, holding off division rivals Juan Soto and Brandon Nimmo and other more deserving candidates for the NL outfield.

Here's how the field shapes up for Phase 2 of All-Star voting:

Ahead of Phase 2 (voting opens July 5), here are the finalists at each position. The top vote-getters in each league following Phase 1 automatically gained a spot in the All-Star Game starting lineup.

All stats are through June 29:

Top vote-getter: Aaron Judge, OF, Yankees

Catcher

— Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays: .320/.413/.519, 10 HRs, 31 RBIs, 3.2 bWAR

— Jose Trevino, Yankees: .271/.321/.450, six HRs, 24 RBIs, 2.2 bWAR

First base

— Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays: .266/.358/.496, 18 HRs, 46 RBIs, 2.2 bWAR

— Ty France, Mariners: .316/.390/.476, 10 HRs, 45 RBIs, 3.0 bWAR

Second base

— Jose Altuve, Astros: .269/.357/.524, 15 HRs, 26 RBIs, 2.1 bWAR

— Santiago Espinal, Blue Jays: .268/.321/.392, five HRs, 35 RBIs, 1.6 bWAR

Third base

— Jose Ramirez, Guardians: .297/.380/.602, 16 HRs, 63 RBIs, 3.4 bWAR

— Rafael Devers, Red Sox: .328/.387/.592, 17 HRs, 45 RBIs, 3.7 bWAR

Shortstop

— Bo Bichette, Blue Jays: .255/.299/.420, 12 HRs, 41 RBIs, 0.8 bWAR

— Tim Anderson, White Sox: .340/.377/.460, five HRs, 19 RBIs, 1.5 bWAR

Outfield

— Mike Trout, Angels: .285/.387/.650, 23 HRs, 47 RBIs, 4.2 bWAR

— George Springer, Blue Jays: .258/.334/.496, 15 HRs, 36 RBIs, 2.1 bWAR

— Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees: .244/.331/.525, 19 HRs, 52 RBIs, 1.3 bWAR

— Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Blue Jays: .284/.338/.412, four HRs, 33 RBIs, 1.0 bWAR

Designated hitter

— Yordan Alvarez, Astros: .317/.412/.658, 23 HRs, 56 RBIs, 3.7 bWAR

— Shohei Ohtani, Angels: .265/.350/.505, 17 HRs, 49 RBIs, 1.5 bWAR

Top vote getter: Ronald Acuna Jr., OF, Braves

Catcher

— Willson Contreras, Cubs: .280/.394/.519, 13 HRs, 34 RBIs, 3.1 bWAR

— Travis d'Arnaud, Braves: .274/.315/.507, 11 HRs, 36 RBIs, 1.1 bWAR

First base

— Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals: .342/.424/.530, 19 HRs, 65 RBIs, 4.2 bWAR

— Pete Alonso, Mets: .280/.359/.560, 22 HRs, 69 RBIs, 2.2 bWAR

Second base

— Ozzie Albies, Braves: .244/.289/.405, eight HRs, 33 RBIs, 0.6 bWAR

— Jazz Chisholm, Marlins: .254/.325/.535, 14 HRs, 45 RBIs, 2.5 bWAR

Third base

— Manny Machado, Padres: .328/.400/.545, 12 HRs, 46 RBIs, 3.9 bWAR

— Nolan Arenado, Cardinals: .278/.341/.495, 14 HRs, 49 RBIs, 3.4 bWAR

Shortstop

— Trea Turner, Dodgers: .309/.356/.493, 11 HRs, 56 RBIs, 2.7 bWAR

— Dansby Swanson, Braves: .295/.357/.488, 13 HRs, 43 RBIs, 2.9 bWAR

Outfield

— Mookie Betts, Dodgers: .273/.349/.535, 17 HRs, 40 RBIs, 2.8 bWAR

— Joc Pederson, Giants: .276/.350/.583, 17 HRs, 39 RBIs, 1.0 bWAR

— Starling Marte, Mets: .279/.327/.442, seven HRs, 36 RBIs, 2.2 bWAR

— Adam Duvall, Braves: .200/.267/.361, nine HRS, 30 RBIs, -0.2 bWAR

Designated hitter

— Bryce Harper, Phillies: .318/.385/.599, 15 HRs, 48 RBIs, 2.7 bWAR

— William Contreras, Braves: .264/.346/.554, nine HRs, 19 RBIs, 1.1 bWAR

If you're confused with the voting process, we'll try to simplify it for you.

Fans vote for eight position players and one DH in both leagues. The winners will start in the 2022 All-Star Game.

Earlier this season, each MLB team nominated one player for each position, three players in the outfield and one designated hitter spot. Then, voting began.

Phase 1:

— Phase 1 began at 11:59 a.m. ET on June 8, and ended at 1:59 p.m. ET on June 30.

— Voters were limited to five ballot submissions per single email address per day.

— Fans selected one player for each infield position (including catcher), three players for the outfield positions and one for the DH spot.

— The top vote-getter in each league through Phase 1 received an automatic bid to start the All-Star Game.

— The top two players for each infield position, the top four players for outfield spots and the top two players for the DH spot in each league moved on to Phase 2.

Phase 2:

— In Phase 2, which begins at noon on July 5 and ends at 1:59 p.m. ET on July 8, fans will select one player at each remaining position from the finalists in each league.

— Fans may vote once per 24-hour period.

— The winners will earn starting bids for the All-Star Game.

The remaining All-Star players — pitchers and reserves — will be determined by player ballot and the commissioner's office. The full rosters will be revealed July 10.

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