2015 MLB All Star Game Voting Update: Leaders, Snubs, Ballots & Results for AL and NL Rosters
While annual All-Star games are often criticized by sports fans for not counting or mattering, there's no denying that MLB has the most crucial one of all. Their All-Star game has a huge impact because the winning league will receive home-field advantage in the World Series.
Think about that for a second. The winner of this game will get the privilege of playing Game 7 at home of the World Series because of this game. The 2015 All-Star game will be played on Tuesday, July 14 at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays has received the most votes thus far with over 11.7 million. The most votes in the National League belongs to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who has just over 11.3 million.
One of the most recognizable trends in this year's voting process is the amount of Latino players. Many Latin American and United States-born Hispanic players will be representing their team and country in the All-Star game. Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera have been two of the best hitters in the AL this season. Cabrera is batting an incredible .344 at the plate and Pujols leads the AL with 24 home runs.
Other Latinos such as Omar Infante, Nelson Cruz, Edwin Encarnacion, Victor Martinez and Alcides Escobar will be representing the AL. Cabrera has the most votes of any Latin American born player, 11.5 million.
The St. Louis Cardinals have the two highest vote-getters from Latin America in the National League: Yadier Molina of Puerto Rico and Jhonny Peralta of the Dominican Republic.
Here are the top three highest voted players by position in each league.
1. Salvador Perez, Royals: 11,666,785
2. Russell Martin, Blue Jays: 6,405,822
3. Stephen Vogt, Athletics: 5,445,813
1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 11,594,518
2. Eric Hosmer, Royals: 9,150,908
3. Prince Fielder, Rangers: 2,716,049
1. Omar Infante, Royals: 7,514,642
2. Jose Altuve, Astros: 7,282,934
3. Jason Kipnis, Indians: 3,841,898
1. Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays: 11,738,206
2. Mike Moustakas, Royals: 10,372,868
3. Nick Castellanos, Tigers: 2,076,933
1. Alcides Escobar, Royals: 10,057,381
2. Jose Iglesias, Tigers: 7,395,163
3. Jose Reyes, Blue Jays: 4,800,710
1. Nelson Cruz, Mariners: 8,891,784
2. Kendrys Morales, Royals: 8,686,879
3. Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays: 4,261,040
1. Mike Trout, Angels: 11,461,212
2. Lorenzo Cain, Royals: 10,418,343
3. Alex Gordon, Royals: 8,934,052
1. Buster Posey, Giants: 7,990,423
2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 6,278,553
3. Francisco Cervelli, Pirates: 2,424,229
1. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks: 7,341,683
2. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers: 3,688,928
3. Joey Votto, Reds: 3,566,216
1. Dee Gordon, Marlins: 6,316,113
2. Kolten Wong, Cardinals: 4,730,848
3. Brandon Phillips, Reds: 3,040,165
1. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals: 6,252,327
2. Todd Frazier, Reds: 6,189,347
3. Kris Bryant, Cubs: 3,559,446
1. Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals: 7,151,624
2. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 4,267,238
3. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 4,059,832
1. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 11,363,949
2. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins: 6,062,318
3. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 5,454,953
All MLB voting updates can be found at MLB.com.