Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, Josh Jung, and Jonah Heim lead in All-Star voting while Adolis García checks in at fifth with less than 48 hours remaining to determine American League starters

Phase 2 Voting Period Ends Thursday at 11:00 a.m. CT; Fans Are Encouraged to Cast Ballots at

June 27th, 2023

Arlington, Texas— With less than 48 hours remaining to vote in Phase 2 of the Scotts MLB All-Star Ballot, Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, Josh Jung, and Jonah Heim lead their respective positions as they bid to become starters for the American League during the 2023 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. Adolis García is currently fifth among the six outfield finalists.

Phase 2 voting will continue until 11:00 a.m. CT on Thursday, June 29. Fans are allowed to vote for the finalists one time per day until the deadline. The winner at each position (including three outfielders per League) will be named a starter. Winners will be revealed on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Semien has received 66% of the votes in his battle with Toronto’s Whit Merrifield for the A.L. second base spot. Semien drilled his 11th home run of the season last night. He ranks among A.L. leaders in runs (1st, 63), hits (2nd, 93), doubles (3rd, 23), extra-base hits (T3rd, 36) total bases (4th, 153), and RBI (T5th, 55). The 2021 All-Star had a career-best and longest in MLB 25-game hitting streak from May 10-June 6. Per statcast, Semien’s six Outs Above Average are the most among qualified A.L. second basemen.

Seager is in a head-to-head battle with Toronto’s Bo Bichette for the starting shortstop nod in the American League and has garnered 60% of the votes during Phase 2. A 2022 A.L. All-Star with Texas, Seager is hitting .344 with 20 doubles, 10 home runs, 46 RBI, and a 1.017 OPS in 47 games. Since returning from the Injured List on May 17, Seager is among A.L. leaders in hits (1st, 51), doubles (1st, 16), RBI (1st, 42), total bases (2nd, 94), OPS (2nd, 1.019), slugging (2nd, .627), batting average (3rd, .340), and home runs (3rd, 9). Seager was the American League Player of the Week from May 29 – June 4.

Jung is taking on Toronto’s Matt Chapman for the starting third base spot in the A.L. and has received 59% of votes in Phase 2. He is looking to become the first Rangers rookie to be named an All-Star Game starter. The 25-year-old ranks among A.L. leaders in runs (T4th, 52), total bases (7th, 142), home runs (T9th, 15), and slugging (14th, .480). His 15 home runs lead all A.L. rookies. Jung has played a stellar hot corner as his .980 fielding percentage (4E/200 TC) ranks second-highest among qualified A.L. third basemen. He was also named A.L. Rookie of the Month in April and May.

Heim has gathered 54% of the votes in his Phase 2 matchup with Baltimore’s Adley Rutschman at the catcher position. The Rangers’ backstop is among AL catching leaders in batting average (1st, .282), runs (1st, 39), RBI (1st, 55), doubles (1st, 17), slugging (1st, .478), OPS (1st, .809), extra-base hits (2nd, 28), total bases (2nd, 122), home runs (T2nd, 11), and hits (3rd, 72).

Six A.L. outfielders are competing for three starting positions and García has the fifth-most votes at 12%, trailing Mike Trout of Los Angeles, Randy Arozarena of Tampa Bay, Aaron Judge of New York, and Yordan Alvarez of Houston. García, a 2021 All-Star with the Rangers, hit his 18th home run of the season last night. He has hits in eight of his last nine games and is among A.L. leaders in RBI (2nd, 61), runs (2nd, 56), home runs (T4th, 18), total bases (6th, 145), extra-base hits (T9th, 33), and slugging (10th, .492). García was the American League Player of the Week from April 17-23 and became the third player in the Modern Era with 16-or-more total bases, 3-or-more home runs, 8-or-more RBI and 5-or-more runs in a game on April 22 vs. Oakland. García also leads all Major League Baseball outfielders with 10 outfield assists.

The Rangers continue to offer a ticket discount to fans that submit at least one online ballot. Individuals who submit an online ballot will receive an e-mail that includes a coupon code with a ticket offer for 25% off Outfield Pavilion, Upper Box or Upper Reserved Section seats for the current series against the Detroit Tigers or the July 17-19 series against the Tampa Bay Rays. The offer is limited to eight (8) tickets.

Votes can be cast at with a valid e-mail address until June 29 at 11:00 a.m. CT. After voting, fans will receive the ticket offer code via e-mail the following day.

The last time the Rangers had at least three All-Star Game starters was in 2012 when Josh Hamilton (LF), Adrian Beltre (3B), and Mike Napoli (C) started for the A.L. in Kansas City.

Full rosters for the 2023 All-Star Game are scheduled to be announced on Sunday, July 2 on ESPN at 4:30 CT leading into Baseball Tonight and Sunday Night Baseball.

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