Record 8 AL Teams In Line for All-Star Selections

Red Sox DH J.D.Martinez and outfielder Mookie Betts are leading AL All-Star voting. Seven other teams each have one player in position to be elected. Voting continues through 9:50 p.m., MDT.

Since balloting was returned to the fans in 1970, neither league has had eight different teams win a fan election in the same year.  The National League has had seven different teams among the winners on eight occasions, including the most recent occurrence in 2014. The AL has had seven different teams represented 12 times, including last year for the Midsummer Classic in Miami.

White Sox first baseman José Abreu continues to maintain the lead that he has held from the outset, garnering 1,032,748 votes to remain ahead of Houston’s Yuli Gurriel (714,361) and Boston’s Mitch Moreland (644,728).  Abreu, an All-Star during his rookie season in 2014, is bidding to become the first White Sox player to win a fan election since Hall of Famer Frank Thomas in 1996. 

The Cuban-born Abreu would become just the sixth White Sox player overall to win a fan vote, joining Hall of Famers Thomas (1994-96), Luis Aparicio (1970) and Carlton Fisk (1981-82), as well as Dick Allen (1972-74) and Richie Zisk (1977). 

In the AL’s closest race, Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos has totaled 1,063,708 votes to outpace Gary Sánchez of the New York Yankees (904,678).  Ramos, a native of Venezuela, is bidding for his second career All-Star selection. He was an NL All-Star in 2016 as a member of the Washington Nationals.  The 30-year-old would become just the fifth Rays player to win a fan election (sixth time overall), joining designated hitter Jose Canseco (1999), third baseman Evan Longoria (2009-10), outfielder Carl Crawford (2010) and designated hitter Corey Dickerson (2017).  

The remaining AL leaders include: second baseman Jose Altuve of the Astros (2,460,967), who remains MLB’s leading vote-getter; third baseman José Ramírez of the Indians (1,319,651); shortstop Manny Machado of the Orioles (960,628). and outfielders Mike Trout of the Angels (1,989,649) and Aaron Judge of the Yankees (1,557,109).

1B Player Club Votes
1 José Abreu White Sox 1,032,748
2 Yuli Gurriel Astros 714,361
3 Mitch Moreland Red Sox 644,728
4 Albert Pujols Angels 516,550
5 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 415,891
#2B
1 Jose Altuve Astros 2,460,967
2 Gleyber Torres Yankees 797,817
3 Dee Gordon Mariners 395,253
4 Jason Kipnis Indians 248,942
5 Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 184,661
3B
#
1 José Ramírez Indians 1,319,651
2 Miguel Andújar Yankees 764,032
3 Alex Bregman Astros 718,814
4 Adrián Beltré Rangers 422,263
5 Mike Moustakas Royals 342,607
SS
#
1 Manny Machado Orioles 960,628
2 Carlos Correa Astros 793,087
3 Didi Gregorius Yankees 639,630
4 Francisco Lindor Indians 619,112
5 Jean Segura Mariners 504,985
DH
1 J.D. Martinez Red Sox 1,675,492
2 Giancarlo Stanton Yankees 738,878
3 Evan Gattis Astros 659,606
4 Shohei Ohtani Angels 452,372
5 Nelson Cruz Mariners 424.914
C
1 Wilson Ramos Rays 1,063,708
2 Gary Sánchez Yankees 904,678
3 Brian McCann Astros 680,351
4 Salvador Perez Royals 497,711
5 Yan Gomes Indians 345,015
OF
1 Mookie Betts Red Sox 2,337,514
2 Mike Trout Angels 1,989,649
3 Aaron Judge Yankees 1,557,109
4 George Springer Astros 829,579
5 Michael Brantley Indians 794,074
6 Andrew Benintendi Red Sox 784,969
7 Marwin Gonzalez Astros 531,538
8 Brett Gardner Yankees 501,175
9 Mitch Haniger Mariners 487,150
10 Josh Reddick Astros 485,861
11 Eddie Rosario Twins 434,243
12 Aaron Hicks Yankees 374,794
13 Jackie Bradley Jr. Red Sox 366,791
14 Nicholas Castellanos Tigers 364,392
15 Ben Gamel Mariners 257,653
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