Trout top AL vote-getter; Ohtani needs boost

June 17th, 2019

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TORONTO -- Center fielder continues to lead all American Leaguers in the balloting for the 2019 All-Star Game, while remains the leader among AL second basemen, according to the latest ballot update released Monday.

Trout, a two-time AL MVP and seven-time All-Star, has received 1,904,273 votes, which only trails the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (2,184,251) and the Brewers' Christian Yelich (2,065,382). It puts Trout in prime position to become the first Angels player to be elected as a starter seven consecutive times by the fans.

La Stella, off to a surprisingly strong start after being acquired in an offseason trade with the Cubs, has garnered 1,020,912 votes to lead Houston's Jose Altuve (923,117). La Stella widened the gap from the first ballot update released last week, when he led Altuve by 39,467 votes.

Trout and La Stella are the only Angels among the top three vote-getters at their positions, but is close, ranking fourth among AL designated hitters. Ohtani has received 362,947 votes but trails the Red Sox's J.D. Martinez (863,689), the Rangers' Hunter Pence (602,766) and the Twins' Nelson Cruz (506,211).

Fans may vote in "The Primary" at and all 30 club sites, the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark apps up to five times in any 24-hour period. Fans in the US and Canada can also vote on Google Search for every position, or up to 17 unique players per day, by searching "MLB Vote" or the names of their favorite players. Primary voting ends at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, June 21.

The top three vote-getters at each position (including nine outfielders) per league will move on to "The Starters Election," which begins at noon ET on Wednesday, June 26. The votes will reset for a 28-hour voting window that ends at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 27. Starters for the 2019 Midsummer Classic will be unveiled on ESPN that night at 7 ET. The pitchers and reserves will be announced on Sunday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Then on Tuesday, July 9, during the 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, fans may visit and the 30 club sites to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet.

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Other Angels among the leading vote-getters at their position include first baseman Albert Pujols (sixth), third baseman David Fletcher (ninth), catcher Jonathan Lucroy (sixth), shortstop Andrelton Simmons (seventh) and outfielder Kole Calhoun (19th).