Big Savings for Big Fans at Fanatics.com

MLB All-Star 2016: voting, players, where to watch

The race to be the NL starting catcher is close, while the AL starting outfield will be Mike Trout and two of five players vying for spots.
Shop for Nashville Predators 2017 NHL Western Conference Champs and Stanley Cup merchandise at Fanatics.com

With the clock ticking down to Thursday’s 11:59 p.m. ET deadline for voting, the races for starting positions in MLB’s 2016 All-Star Game are getting tight.

Shop NBA Sweatshirts at Fanatics.com

In the NL, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who has led virtually from the start of fan voting, has seen Giants catcher Buster Posey surge and cut his lead to just more than 5,000 votes. Meantime, the Cubs’ shot a putting five starters on the field July 12 in San Diego has taken a hit from voters, too, as infielders Ben Zobrist, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell have seen their leads shrink.

In the AL, only one thing appears certain about the outfield: Mike Trout will be a starter. Five players — the Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts, along with Lorenzo Cain (Royals), Mark Trumbo (Orioles) and Jose Bautista (Blue Jays) — are tightly bunched for the other two starting spots.

MLB gear at Fanatics.com

Fans have until just before midnight ET Thursday to sort things out.

All-Star rosters will be unveiled at 7 p.m. ET on July 5 on ESPN. Fans then will have a chance to pick the final player on each roster. The 67th MLB All-Star Game is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET July 12 at Petco Park and will be televised on Fox.

Here are the vote totals as of Monday night:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Catcher
1. Salvador Perez, Royals: 3,754,594
2. Matt Wieters, Orioles: 1,033,217
3. Russell Martin, Blue Jays: 981,618
4. Brian McCann, Yankees: 578,013
5. Robinson Chirinos, Rangers: 511,308

First base
1. Eric Hosmer, Royals: 2,638,022
2. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 2,088,920
3. Chris Davis, Orioles: 952,053
4. Justin Smoak, Blue Jays: 772,948
5. Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox: 769,385

Second base
1. Jose Altuve, Astros: 2,186,949
2. Robinson Cano, Mariners: 1,276,010
3. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 1,081,667
4. Omar Infante, Royals: 949,308
5. Ryan Goins, Blue Jays: 757,923

Third base
1. Manny Machado, Orioles: 2,196,732
2. Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays: 1,590,183
3. Mike Moustakas, Royals: 1,135,431
4. Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 1,099,086
5. Nick Castellanos, Tigers: 789,144
Shortstop
1. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox: 2,825,025
2. Alcides Escobar, Royals: 1,478,645
3. Troy Tulowitzki, Blue Jays: 1,136,479
4. Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 917,112
5. Carlos Correa, Astros: 694,103

Outfield
1. Mike Trout, Angels: 2,972,582
2. Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox: 2,184,884
3. Mookie Betts, Red Sox: 1,915,637
4. Lorenzo Cain, Royals: 1,821,746
5. Mark Trumbo, Orioles: 1,801,969
6. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 1,707,134
7. Alex Gordon, Royals: 1,165,980
8. Ian Desmond, Rangers: 1,133,422
9. Paulo Orlando, Royals: 1,065,647
10. Carlos Beltran, Yankees: 964,473
11. Kevin Pillar, Blue Jays: 934,982
12. Michael Saunders, Blue Jays: 903,050
13. Adam Jones, Orioles: 726,916
14. Melky Cabrera, White Sox: 518,476
15. J.D. Martinez, Tigers: 497,102

Designated hitter
1. David Ortiz, Red Sox: 3,400,200
2. Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays: 1,131,827
3. Kendrys Morales, Royals: 1,102,349
4. Victor Martinez, Tigers: 865,194
5. Nelson Cruz, Mariners: 799,967

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Catcher
1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 1,568,930
2. Buster Posey, Giants: 1,563,800
3. Wilson Ramos, Nationals: 1,282,287
4. Miguel Montero, Cubs: 854,629
5. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 846,380

First base
1. Anthony Rizzo, Cubs: 2,630,049
2. Brandon Belt, Giants: 1,233,499
3. Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs: 977,889
4. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers: 734,448
5. Brandon Moss, Cardinals: 522,808

Second base
1. Ben Zobrist, Cubs: 2,474,852
2. Daniel Murphy, Nationals: 2,167,918
3. Joe Panik, Giants: 768,312
4. Neil Walker, Mets: 500,384
5. Chase Utley, Dodgers: 488,170

Third base

1. Kris Bryant, Cubs: 2,459,704
2. Nolan Arenado, Rockies: 2,108,503
3. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals: 882,135
4. Matt Duffy, Giants: 665,802
5. Martin Prado, Marlins: 396,859

Shortstop
1. Addison Russell, Cubs: 1,741,182
2. Trevor Story, Rockies: 1,423,547
3. Corey Seager, Dodgers: 1,082,434
4. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 1,002,201
5. Zack Cozart, Reds: 528,785

Outfield
1. Dexter Fowler, Cubs: 2,320,877
2. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 2,253,083
3. Yoenis Cespedes, Mets: 2,249,489
4. Jason Heyward, Cubs: 1,485,679
5. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 1,327,209
6. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 1,155,982
7. Jorge Soler, Cubs: 992,174
8. Starling Marte, Pirates: 893,952
9. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 816,079
10. Stephen Piscotty, Cardinals: 793,912
11. Hunter Pence, Giants: 764,004
12. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 680,416
13. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies: 644,191
14. Marcell Ozuna, Marlins: 578,015
15. Angel Pagan, Giants: 561,677

Shop NFL Sweatshirts at Fanatics.com

Want to read more about MLB news? Click here.

Leave a Reply