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Aaron Judge voted onto American League All-Star team

For the third time in his young career, Aaron Judge will be starting in the AL All-Star Game outfield.

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The MLB All-Star Game voting period ended on Thursday afternoon after multiple rounds of ballots and the results were announced on ESPN just a short while ago. Two Yankees were eligible in the final stage: Aaron Judge in the outfield and DJ LeMahieu at second base.

The tallying is over, and it should stun absolutely no one that Judge was indeed voted onto the AL All-Star team (alongside Teoscar Hernández and the injured Mike Trout; unless Rays manager Kevin Cash does something very strange, Judge will start in right). He is second among all AL outfielders in wRC+ at 148 and has belted 18 homers to go with a .285/.382/.522 triple slash. The Yankees might be having an off-year, but Judge has been a consistent bright spot in the lineup.

Here are the results for the top five in AL outfield votes:

  1. Mike Trout (Angels), 19 percent
  2. Aaron Judge (Yankees), 13 percent
  3. Teoscar Hernández (Blue Jays), 12 percent
  4. Byron Buxton (Twins), 12 percent
  5. Michael Brantley (Astros), 10 percent

The odds seem likely that breakout Orioles star Cedric Mullins will replace Trout in the starting lineup. At .322/.391/.550, he is the only AL outfielder with a higher wRC+ than Judge at 156.

As for LeMahieu, it was a long shot for him to make it back to Denver since he’s struggled to match the form of his incredible run from 2019-20. He’s fared better in June, but overall, his numbers sit at .273/.347/.377 with a 103 OPS+ and 1.3 WAR by FanGraphs. LeMahieu also earned the fewest number of votes in the first stage of voting and just barely squeaked into stage two. The Blue Jays’ Marcus Semien will get the deserving nod for the AL All-Star at second; with 54 percent of the vote, he outpaced Jose Altuve (32 percent) and LeMahieu (14 percent).

The All-Star reserves will be announced on Sunday at 5:30pm ET, but if you’re curious about the rest of the All-Star starters, you can find the voting results here. The short version? Here you go:

American League

C: Salvador Perez (Royals)
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays)
2B: Marcus Semien (Blue Jays)
3B: Rafael Devers (Red Sox)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)
OF: Teoscar Hernández (Blue Jays)
OF: Mike Trout (Angels)
OF: Aaron Judge (Yankees)
DH: Shohei Ohtani (Angels)

National League

C: Buster Posey (Giants)
1B: Freddie Freeman (Braves)
2B: Adam Frazier (Pirates)
3B: Nolan Arenado (Cardinals)
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres)
OF: Jesse Winker (Reds)
OF: Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves)
OF: Nick Castellanos (Reds)