Results and Analysis of the 2022 MLB All-Star Ballot Second Update
Results and Analysis of the 2022 MLB All-Star Ballot Update
Written by: Nathan Middleton
Major League Baseball released its second ballot update for the 2022 All-Star Game today. I will be going over the new format, the leaderboard, my ballot, and my predictions.
What Are the Selection Rules?
There will be two rounds of voting
The top two players at each position make it to the final round (six outfielders)
The exception is the top vote-getter in each league (who automatically makes the team)
Phase One ends Thursday, June 30th
Now for the leaders in each position
Vlad Jr is the clear front-runner here as he has almost double the second-place total and more than double the third-place total. The real race is between Ty France and Anthony Rizzo to see who will join him in the finals.
Jose Altuve is leading but is not quite assured of a spot in the finals while Santiago Espinal is in second with Andres Gimenez and Gleyber Torres still having a shot at the top two.
Not much of a contest here as Jose Ramirez and Rafael Devers are a deserving top two and third place is almost 500K votes back.
Bichette is up about 240K votes up on second place but is not assured of finishing in the top two as second-place Tim Anderson and third place Xander Bogaerts are separated by just 22K votes.
Outfield (three starters)
Judge and Trout will fight it out for the automatic starting spot, which means that only players ranking second through fifth would advance to the final round to compete for two spots. Currently third through fifth are; George Springer, Giancarlo Stanton, and Taylor Ward but Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Teoscar Hernandez, and Byron Buxton have a real shot at reaching the top five.