The 2022 All-Star Game is less than a month away and the stars will be in attendance at Dodgers Stadium on July 19th. We will get to see the best of the best showcase their skills and there’s a chance we see multiple MLBbros participate in the game.
Voting for the American and National League teams started this month and on Tuesday, the league revealed its Phase one first standings for the All-Star ballots.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) June 21, 2022
The American League could see up to four MLBbros play the outfield position.
According to mlb.com, Aaron Judge had the most votes of any player in the AL with 1,512,368. George Springer was third in the standings with 622,063, Giancarlo Stanton was fourth with 504,537, and Byron Buxton was sixth with 403,050.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if all of these brothers made the All-Star team. They have each made a name for themselves over the years and have become top players at their positions. The only player in the elite group to not make an All-Star squad is the oft-injured Buxton, but that could change this season.
Here is a breakdown of how each player has done so far this season:
Aaron Judge (New York Yankees)
Judge has had a remarkable season and has been a major reason why the Yankees have had so much success this season. After turning down a healthy contract offer in the offseason, the 30-year-old has taken the league by storm and is on pace to put up some historic numbers this year. Through 67 games, he’s leading the league in home runs with 27.
This brother has been a beast at the plate, and he’s provided a spark at the top of the Yankees lineup all season and he’ll continue to do so throughout the remainder of the year. He’s hitting .302 with 52 RBI and 57 runs scored — as you can see the numbers are impressive.
George Springer (Toronto Blue Jays)
The three-time All-Star is in his second season with the Blue Jays and he’s immediately become one of the team’s best players.
Springer knows a thing or two about winning at the highest level, doing so in 2017 when he was a part of a Houston Astros team that won the World Series. Now he is trying to help the Blue Jays get to a World Series. Springer is second on the team with 13 home runs and he’s third in RBI with 34.
This brother is the prototype leadoff hitter who has 50 career leadoff homers. Springer impacts the game at the plate and in the field and he’s done just that so far this season.
Giancarlo Stanton (New York Yankees)
Just like his teammate, Aaron Judge, Stanton has played a big role so far for the Yankees. Stanton has had some clutch moments this season and has put his team in positions to win ball games. This is one brother who can rake, and when he makes contact at the plate, the ball jumps off his bat.
He’s hitting .245 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI through 56 games. The Yankees have one of the most explosive lineups in all of baseball with Stanton and Judge leading the way.
Byron Buxton (Minnesota Twins)
It has not been an ideal season for Buxton as he’s dealt with injuries, but the fact that he’s in the top 10 of the standings in this first wave of voting says a lot about him and how he’s played this year.
It still seems as though the Gold Glove winner is still not at 100 percent. But he’s still been playing at a high level. This month he had a four-game hitting streak and during that hitting streak he homered in three straight games.
Buxton can hit for average and for power and he’s certainly displayed that this season. And we all know what he can do in the field as well. It would be great to see these brothers play in the All-Star Game and show everyone why they are the best of the best.