Angels News: Mike Trout & Shohei Ohtani Advance To Phase 2 In MLB All-Star Voting
Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani
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The Los Angeles Angels had two players advance to Phase 2 of voting for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game. Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani both placed within the top two vote getters at their respective positions in the American League ballot.

With 3,381,758 votes, Trout trailed only New York Yankees star Aaron Judge, who led all players in MLB with 3,762,498 votes. Shohei Ohtani finished second at the designated hitter position with 1,664,012 votes to Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros, who had 2,215,456.

Bidding for his 10th All-Star selection and ninth starting assignment, Trout would become eighth player in AL history to earn nine fan elections with one club, joining Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr. (Baltimore Orioles, 17), George Brett (Kansas City Royals, 11), Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners, 10), Rod Carew (Minnesota Twins, 9), Derek Jeter (Yankees, 9) and Iván Rodríguez (Texas Rangers, 9), as well as Ichiro Suzuki (Mariners, 9).

Although it looked like Taylor Ward had a good chance to advance to the second round, he finished seventh in outfield voting with 1,159,474 votes.

Max Stassi, Jared Walsh, Andrew Velazquez, David Fletcher and Anthony Rendon each placed among the top 10 vote-getters at their respective positions in Phase 1, did not advance to the Finalists Phase.

American League phase 2 voting finalists

C: Alejandro Kirk (Toronto Blue Jays), Jose Trevino (Yankees)
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays), Ty France (Mariners)
2B: Jose Altuve (Astros), Santiago Espinal (Blue Jays)
3B: José Ramirez (Cleveland Guardians), Rafael Devers (Boston Red Sox)
SS: Bo Bichette (Blue Jays), Tim Anderson (Chicago White Sox)
OF: Mike Trout (Angels), George Springer (Astros), Giancarlo Stanton (Yankees), Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (Blue Jays)
DH: Yordan Alvarez (Astros), Shohei Ohtani (Angels)

MLB All-Star voting process

Phase 2 will begin at 9:00 a.m. (PT) on Tuesday, July 5th, with fans voting among the finalists at each position during a four-day window that concludes at 11:00 a.m. (PT) on Friday, July 8th. Later that night, the winners will be announced at 4:00 p.m. (PT) on ESPN during the 2022 Chevrolet MLB All-Star Starters Reveal.

During this second phase of voting, in which fans can vote once on MLB platforms, vote totals will reset (i.e., vote totals from Phase 1 do not carry over) and the winner at each position (including three outfielders per League) will be named a starting position player for the 2022 Midsummer Classic.

All-Star voting schedule

Tuesday, July 5th:
Phase 2 Voting Begins at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

Friday, July 8th:
Phase 2 Voting Ends at 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Friday, July 8th:
2022 Chevrolet MLB All-Star Starters Reveal
(4:00 p.m. PT on ESPN)

Sunday, July 10th:
2022 Chevrolet MLB All-Star Selection Show
(2:30 p.m. PT on ESPN)

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