The First All-Star Vote Numbers Are In: Willson Contreras and Javy Baez Dominating

It’s pretty safe to say the Cubs will have plenty of All-Stars in this year’s game. Willson Contreras and Javy Baez have commanding leads in the NL Catcher/Shortstop All-Star voting:

CATCHER

1) Willson Contreras, Cubs — 850,613
2) Brian McCann, Braves — 269,963
3) J.T. Realmuto, Phillies — 206,442
4) Yadier Molina, Cardinals — 202,401
5) Yasmani Grandal, Brewers — 195,922
6) Austin Barnes, Dodgers — 183,692
7) Tony Wolters, Rockies — 96,117
8) Buster Posey, Giants — 79,768
9) Wilson Ramos, Mets — 78,957
10) Francisco Cervelli, Pirates — 54,395

SHORTSTOP

1) Javier Baez, Cubs — 861,496
2) Dansby Swanson, Braves — 286,802
3) Corey Seager, Dodgers — 257,085
4) Trevor Story, Rockies — 243,550
5) Jean Segura, Phillies — 138,716
6) Paul DeJong, Cardinals — 111,590
7) Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres — 108,680
8) Orlando Arcia, Brewers — 91,594
9) Jose Iglesias, Reds — 81,091
10) Trea Turner, Nationals — 66,036

Also near the front of the pack, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are in 2nd place at first and third base:

FIRST BASE

1) Josh Bell, Pirates — 621,915
2) Anthony Rizzo, Cubs — 461,210
3) Freddie Freeman, Braves — 406,283
4) Max Muncy, Dodgers — 232,583
5) Pete Alonso, Mets — 157,347
6) Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals — 121,546
7) Rhys Hoskins, Phillies — 109,680
8) Eric Hosmer, Padres — 85,256
9) Jesus Aguilar, Brewers — 79,024
10) Joey Votto, Reds — 60,985

THIRD BASE

1) Nolan Arenado, Rockies — 783,684
2) Kris Bryant, Cubs — 404,855
3) Justin Turner, Dodgers — 273,586
4) Josh Donaldson, Braves — 206,588
5) Anthony Rendon, Nationals — 178,215
6) Manny Machado, Padres — 118,244
7) Eduardo Escobar, D-backs — 75,493
8) Eugenio Suarez, Reds — 69,052
9) Matt Carpenter, Cardinals — 66,397
10) Travis Shaw, Brewers — 57,915

And finally in the outfield, all 3 Cubs on the ballot (Almora, Heyward, Schwarber) are in the Top-9, which would make the cut:

OUTFIELD

1) Cody Bellinger, Dodgers — 1,189,380
2) Christian Yelich, Brewers — 1,057,855
3) Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves — 518,760
4) Joc Pederson, Dodgers — 344,440
5) Albert Almora Jr., Cubs — 294,445
6) Charlie Blackmon, Rockies — 278,070
7) Jason Heyward, Cubs — 270,745
8) Kyle Schwarber, Cubs — 252,557
9) Alex Verdugo, Dodgers — 242,988
10) Bryce Harper, Phillies — 242,719
11) Nick Markakis, Braves — 232,995
12) Juan Soto, Nationals — 161,939
13) Melky Cabrera, Pirates — 135,216
14) Marcell Ozuna, Cardinals — 135,089
15) Andrew McCutchen, Phillies — 125,927
16) Ender Inciarte, Braves — 125,442
17) Lorenzo Cain, Brewers — 120,140
18) Jeff McNeil, Mets — 96,632
19) Scott Kingery, Phillies — 93,825
20) Ryan Braun, Brewers — 87,718

If the voting ended today, the Cubs would have SEVEN All-Stars before the pitcher selections. That’s pretty good.

From MLB.com – Here’s the new way All-Star game starters will be picked:

The top three vote-getters at each position (including nine outfielders) per league will move on to “The Starters Election,” which begins at noon ET on Wednesday, June 26. The votes will reset for a 28-hour voting window that ends at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 27. Starters for the 2019 Midsummer Classic will be unveiled on ESPN that night at 7 ET. The pitchers and reserves will be announced on Sunday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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