AL All-Star Game voting update shows Santana, Lindor still have shot at starting lineup

Divisional Round - New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians - Game Two
Posted at 10:11 PM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 22:14:04-04

CLEVELAND — With MLB All-Star Week approaching in Cleveland, fans have the opportunity to vote players into the All-Star Game on July 9 and in the first standing release, several Indians players are among the top 10 of their respective positions in the American League voting for the starting lineup.

First baseman Carlos Santana has the best chance for an Indians player to make it into the All-Star Game, according to the current 2019 Google MLB All-Star Ballot standings. In the first update released Monday, Santana was in fourth place in the first base position ballot with 250,615 votes. At the time of that tally, Santana was trailing third place Jose Abreu of the White Sox by more than 35,000 votes.

Francisco Lindor landed in the top 10 shortstops. With 175,868 votes Lindor was sitting in sixth place when this round of votes was tallied.

Jason Kipnis and Roberto Perez found their way into the top 10, both sitting in tenth place. Perez has 55,799 votes for the all-star catcher position, but trails Yankees’ catcher Gary Sanchez by nearly 700,000 votes.

Kipnis also trails by quite a few votes in the second baseman ballot. He has 50,065 votes while Angels Tommy La Stella sits in first place with 487,598 votes.

Cleveland was no where to be found on the list of top 20 votes for outfield positions.

For the full list of results, click here.

Getting a player from the Indians in the starting lineup of the All-Star Game is going to take work, so fans are going to have to step up their voting game. Fans can vote up to five times a day. The first round of voting ends on June 21 at 4 p.m. ET.

To vote, click here.

How it Works

The 2019 Google MLB All-Star Ballot determines the eight position players in the American League and the National League, as well as the one designated hitter for the American League, who will start in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game on July 9.

The voting takes place in two phases, the first ending on June 21 and the final phase taking place June 26 through June 27.

The first phase determines the top three players for each of the infield positions, the top nine players for outfield positions and the top three players for the designated hitter spot for the American League. Those players will be narrowed down into the final All-Star Game starting lineup in the second phase.

Per MLB rules, one player from each of the 30 MLB teams must be elected to the All-Star Game.