MLB All-Star Starters Announced for Midsummer Classic

Mike Trout. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Major League Baseball announced the starters for the All-Star Game on Thursday night after two rounds of intense voting.

The starting 9 for both the National League and American League teams were announced after fan voting elected the players that will start at each position for both teams.

The leading vote-getters were Angels outfielder Mike Trout, who led the American League and MLB with 993,857 votes, and Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, who led the National League with 930,577 votes.

The Astros lead all MLB teams with 3 All-Star starters in Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley, and George Springer. The Braves, Yankees, and Cubs tied for second place with two starters each.

The selection process for the game was different this year, with an initial round of fan voting followed by the second round of voting in which the top three vote-getters at each position advanced to compete to become the starter.

It was the first time MLB used this voting process, which led to a 28-hour mad dash on Wednesday and Thursday where fans voted to elect the players that will ultimately start the game.

The All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 9th at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.