MLB 2024 All-Star Ballot Released: Exciting Storylines to Follow

Major League Baseball fans are buzzing with anticipation as the 2024 All-Star Game approaches. The balloting process is in full swing, and fans have the power to shape the starting lineups for both leagues. Here are some intriguing storylines to keep an eye on:

1. American League Outfield: A Changing of the Guard

Mike Trout’s decade-long streak as a starting outfielder for the AL is likely coming to an end due to his injury. Fear not, though! Fans have exciting options to choose from. Yankees’ Aaron Judge, Nationals’ Juan Soto, and Astros’ Kyle Tucker lead the pack in OPS among qualifying AL hitters. Who will emerge as the new face of the AL outfield?

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2. The Battle for Top Vote-Getter

Since Alex Rodriguez in 2007-08, no player has repeated as the leading All-Star Game vote-getter. Last year’s leader, Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr., suffered a season-ending ACL tear. Now, Judge, Soto, Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, and Angels’ Shohei Ohtani vie for the crown. Judge previously held this honor in 2022. Who will claim it this year?

3. The Shortstop Dilemma

Choosing the AL’s starting shortstop is no easy task. The Orioles’ Gunnar Henderson and the Royals’ Bobby Witt Jr. have put up stellar numbers. Henderson leads all players with 4.3 WAR, while Witt boasts a .319 average, 11 homers, and 17 steals. Meanwhile, the Rangers’ Corey Seager has surged back into contention. Who will get the nod?

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