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New York Yankees: All-Star Game Voting Update

by Nathan Solomon
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The MLB released its second all-star game voting update, and several New York Yankees look to be in.

Gary Sanchez and Luke Voit lead the way at catcher and first base with 1.36 million and 696 thousand votes respectively. Both players are well deserving of starting spots with high production to the team off of home runs and extra base hits.

Middle infielders Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu sit third in shortstop and second base voting. Torres has 565 thousand votes and LeMahieu has 739 thousand votes. Both players are hitting around .300 and have each flashed the leather out in the field.

At third base, Gio Urshela sits in second with just over 500 thousand votes. Urshela has cooled down a bit, but still hits around .300 and is responsible for huge hits along with LeMahieu.



So, since the top three at each infield position get in, the Yankees will have all their infield starters prior to Didi Gregorius’s return playing in the all-star game. The fans have some work to do though if all players will start.

In the outfield, Aaron Judge sits seventh and has a legitimate shot to get in despite playing just 20 games. Remember, more than three outfielders get in. Brett Gardner sits 12th and Aaron Hicks sits 16th.

At the DH spot, Stanton is in sixth and only has a shot if he goes on a tear after his return on Tuesday.

Plus, a number of Yankee pitchers should be in the game, too, like Aroldis Chapman, Tommy Kahnle, and Adam Ottavino.

The Yankees will certainly be well represented at the 2019 all-star game in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

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