The 2023 MLB All-Star Game Ballot has been out for quite some time now, and with Phase 1 of the Starters’ voting ending on Thursday at noon, it’s time to fill out a ballot.
Here are selections for this year’s 2023 MLB All-Star Game starters in Seattle.
Jonah Heim, Rangers
Heim is having a career year for the first-place Rangers, putting up a stat line of a .278 AVG, 9 HR, 51 RBI, and .793 OPS.
Sean Murphy, Braves
Murphy is also having a career year with the Braves after being acquired from the A’s in the offseason. He’s hitting .287, with 12 HR, 42 RBI, and a .920 OPS.
Yandy Diaz, Rays
Diaz has been one of the most underrated players in baseball for years, and he most definitely deserves his first All-Star selection this year. One of the most integral parts of the Rays’ march to the top record in baseball so far, he’s hitting .302, with 12 HR, 36 RBI, and a .916 OPS.
Freddie Freeman, Dodgers
Freeman continues to be one of the best hitters in baseball. The already six-time All-Star looks for his seventh selection with the following numbers: .324 AVG, 13 HR, 46 RBI, and .958 OPS.
Marcus Semien, Rangers
Semien is showing why he earned that seven-year, $175 million contract from Texas before the 2022 season. He remains an underrated hitter in today’s game and is looking for just his second All-Star appearance. His stats… .277 AVG, 10 HR, 54 RBI, .802 OPS.
Luis Arraez, Marlins
Arraez currently is hitting .400 on the season. If he’s able to complete the full season with that average or higher, he’ll become the first to complete the feat since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941. He has 2 homers, 35 RBI, and a .940 OPS to go along with that historic average.
Josh Jung, Rangers
In his second year in the big leagues, Jung is putting fans on notice with the type of year he’s having. Another important component of the Rangers’ march to the top of the AL West, Jung is hitting .284, with 15 HR, 44 RBI, and a .848 OPS.
J.D. Davis, Giants
Davis is having an impressive year in San Francisco that should earn him the first All-Star selection of his career. He will have to beat out future Hall of Famer Nolan Arenado and Rockies’ standout Ryan McMahon to get the nod, but his stats definitely give him a solid chance… .287 AVG, 10 HR, 40 RBI, and .857 OPS.
Corey Seager, Rangers
Yet another Rangers selection, yet this is probably the least surprising at all. He’s already a World Series MVP, and now he looks for his fourth career All-Star selection. Seager’s stats on the year are a .358 AVG, 10 HR, 40 RBI, and a 1.056 OPS.
Orlando Arcia, Braves
Arcia is another player who is having a career year, now having the opportunity to shine after gaining with starting SS role in Atlanta since the departure of Dansby Swanson. He should gain the starting role for the NL in Seattle as well. His stats: .341 AVG, 6 HR, 25 RBI, .890 OPS.
Yordan Alvarez, Astros
Although currently hurt, Alvarez was putting up another fantastic year for Houston in the early going of the season. Should he be elected, he will get an injury replacement, but that shouldn’t stop him from receiving the honor. His stats so far: .277 AVG, 17 HR, 55 RBI, .977 OPS.
Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves
Acuna is currently the leading candidate for the NL MVP award. Enough said. His stats: .325 AVG, 15 HR, 45 RBI, .964 OPS.
Randy Arozarena, Rays
After leading Mexico to the Final Four in the World Baseball Classic this past March, Arozarena continues to take Major League Baseball by storm with the MLB-best Rays. A former ALCS MVP and AL Rookie of the Year, Arozarena is seeking his first ASG appearance. His stats: .288 AVG, 13 HR, 48 RBI, .889 OPS.
Corbin Carroll, D-Backs
The leading candidate for the NL Rookie of the Year, Carroll, is the main challenger to Acuna in the NL MVP race. The speed demon is currently leading Arizona atop the NL West standings and should be in the NL Starting Lineup in July. His stats: .304 AVG, 16 HR, 39 RBI, .982 OPS.
Aaron Judge, Yankees
The reigning AL MVP is currently on the IL but was putting up historic numbers once again prior to injuring his toe. Similarly to Alvarez, he should get the honor of being named an All-Star (his fifth selection). Judge’s stats: .291 AVG, 19 HR, 40 RBI, 1.078 OPS.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr., D-Backs
The change of scenery from Toronto to Arizona has been going quite nicely for Gurriel as he looks to secure his first All-Star selection. His stats: .280 AVG, 11 HR, 42 RBI, .835 OPS.
Shohei Ohtani, Angels
Shocker. Ohtani is going to be an All-Star again, as he’s putting up another incredible two-way year. He’s hitting .300, with 24 HR, 58 RBI, and a 1.016 OPS.
J.D. Martinez, Dodgers
Martinez is having a resurgent year in Los Angeles, typical for older free agents who join the Dodgers looking for a mini-revival. In what should be his sixth All-Star season, Martinez is hitting .257, with 16 HR, 48 RBI, and a .879 OPS.
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