First-ever 30-homer, 60-steal challenger tops first round of All-Star balloting ahead of Ohtani

Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves leads the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star voting in the first interim results.

The MLB Office of the Commissioner announced today (Nov. 13) the first interim results of the All-Star voting.

With a total of 1,063,537 votes,메이저사이트 Acuña Jr. is the only player to receive more than 1 million votes. The first interim results show him atop the overall standings in both leagues. In the American League, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took home the top honor with 941,822 votes.

In his sixth year in the big leagues, Acuña Jr. is on pace to become the first player in history to reach 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases. In 66 games, he is batting .330 with 13 home runs and 28 doubles to lead Atlanta in the National League East.

In the National League, catcher Sean Murphy (Atlanta), first baseman Freddie Freeman (Los Angeles Dodgers), second baseman Luis Arajuez (Miami Marlins), third baseman Nolan Arenado (St. Louis Cardinals), and shortstop Orlando Arcia (Atlanta) lead the way at the midway point. In the outfield, Aquino Jr. and Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Rueredes Gurriel Jr. (Arizona Diamondbacks), and designated hitter J.D. Martinez (Los Angeles Dodgers).

In the American League, catcher Adley Rutherford (Baltimore Orioles), first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays), second baseman Marcus Semien (Texas Rangers), third baseman Matt Chapman (Toronto), and shortstop Bo Bissett (Toronto) round out the infield. Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels), and Jordan Alvarez (Houston Astros) rounded out the outfield, with Ohtani topping the list as the designated hitter.

The outfielder’s No. 1 jersey received 849,965 votes, the second-most in the AL, so he and Ohtani are tied for the top spot in fan voting.

Meanwhile, San Diego’s Ha Sung Kim is ninth in the second baseman category with 82,879 total votes.

Major League Baseball All-Star voting is divided into a first and second ballot. The first ballot is for candidates from each of the 30 clubs, while the second ballot is for the top two players at each position (with outfielders ranked sixth). The final roster will be announced at 8 a.m. on April 30. The top two first-place vote-getters in both leagues will be named All-Stars without a second ballot.

The All-Star Game will be played on July 13 at T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners.

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