During the Houston Astros and New York Yankees game tonight, Major League Baseball announced the three finalists at each position who won the Primary election. In a heap of new 2019 All-Star voting changes, the league has a primary election where the top three starters at each position move onto the starter’s election of the draft. Here’s how the National League Primary winners turned out through the first part of the election.
- Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs
- Yasmani Grandal, Milwaukee Brewers
- Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves
- Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves
- Josh Bell, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs
- Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves
- Mike Moustakas, Milwaukee Brewers
- Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves
- Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs
- Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies
- Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
- Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Joc Pederson, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
- Nick Markakis, Atlanta Braves
- Jason Heyward, Chicago Cubs
- Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs
- Alberto Almora Jr., Chicago Cubs
- Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies
The finalists all move onto a Starters Election vote that takes place starting this Wednesday at noon. The voting will last twenty-eight hours, prior vote totals all reset, and the winners will be announced Thursday, June 27th when voting closes. The rest of the rosters will be announced on June 30th when the reserves and starters are picked.
This year’s midsummer contest is being held in Cleveland at Progressive Field home of the Indians. The All-Star Game takes place on July 9th this year with the Home Run Derby taking place the night before. Last year’s all-star voting resulted in some unhappy fans, the changes to the voting allowed players to be truly chosen by the fans to become the “starters” rather than a pre-determined ballot.
The winners of this primary election will move onto the next phase discussed above where they will look to be the starters for the midsummer contest.