Yelich builds case for return trip to All-Star Game

May 29th, 2019

Read our FAQ on this year’s revamped balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters, and the ability to vote through Google Search.

MINNEAPOLIS -- entered Tuesday leading the Major Leagues with 21 home runs. The reigning National League Most Valuable Player has batted .350 with 46 homers and 119 RBIs over his last 122 games and is the only player in the Majors with double-digit totals in home runs and stolen bases this season. Yelich has 10 stolen bases.

Yelich figures to attract plenty of support in voting for the 2019 All-Star Game at Cleveland. Balloting began Tuesday.

Every position player from the Brewers’ Opening Day lineup is on the ballot, including catcher , first baseman , second baseman , shortstop , third baseman and outfielders and .

Yelich, Cain and Aguilar represented the team as reserves in last year’s All-Star Game, along with relievers and . Yelich homered in the contest, the first All-Star appearance of his career.

Fans may vote in "The Primary" at MLB.com 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 MLB.com and the 30 club sites to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet.

The 90th Midsummer Classic, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.