The first phase of voting for the All-Star Game is complete, and the finalists were announced Friday night. The second phase of the voting begins Wednesday at noon ET. Voters will choose among the finalists to determine the starters for the game in Cleveland on July 9. Winners will be announced Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The Yankees' Luke Voit joins the Twins' C.J. Cron and the Indians' Carlos Santana as American League finalists at first base. The Yankees' DJ LeMahieu is a finalist at second, as well as the Angels' Tommy La Stella and the Astros' Jose Altuve. Gleyber Torres is a finalist at shortstop, as well as the Astros' Carlos Correa and the Twins' Jorge Polanco. At third, it's Gio Urshela, as well as the Astros' Alex Bregman and the Royals' Hunter Dozier.
In the National League, the Cubs' Albert Almora Jr., Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber are among nine finalists in the outfield, just as Houston's Michael Brantley, Josh Reddick and George Springer are in the AL.
All of the eligible Atlanta Braves players made the finalists' lists except for Ender Inciarte, who finished 12th in the voting, while second baseman Daniel Descalso was the only Cub omitted after he finished fifth.
AL: Mookie Betts (Red Sox), Michael Brantley (Astros), Joey Gallo (Rangers), Aaron Judge (Yankees), Austin Meadows (Rays), Josh Reddick (Astros), Eddie Rosario (Twins), George Springer (Astros), Mike Trout (Angels)
NL: Ronald Acuna Jr. (Braves), Albert Almora Jr. (Cubs), Cody Bellinger (Dodgers), Charlie Blackmon (Rockies), Jason Heyward (Cubs), Nick Markakis (Braves), Joc Pederson (Dodgers), Kyle Schwarber (Cubs), Christian Yelich (Brewers)