Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper and Alec Bohm lead positions in 2024 MLB All-Star Game voting

Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper and Alec Bohm lead positions in 2024 MLB All-Star Game voting

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Bryce Harper and Alec Bohm lead their respective positions in voting for the 2024 MLB All-Star Game.

The MLB released the first set of fan votes on Monday and Harper, the Phillies’ first basemen, leads the entire National League in votes with 1,110,562 votes. The only two players with more votes than Harper are Aaron Judge and Juan Soto of the New York Yankees.

Harper has been on a tear so far in the 2024 season, especially this past week. Entering Monday night’s game against the San Diego Padres, he was slashing .280/.390/.519 with a .908 OPS. Harper hit 15 home runs and recorded 46 RBIs. Harper has been named to seven All-Star teams in his career.

But for Bohm, it would be his first career All-Star game.

Bohm is the leading vote-getter at third base with a significant lead over Padres third baseman Manny Machado. Bohm has 1,012,174 votes and Machado almost 270,000.

Bohm, 27, is off to the best start of his Phillies career. Entering Monday night, he was hitting .302/.355/.416 with a .745 OPS to go along with six home runs and 57 RBIs. He hit his seventh home run in a 9-2 win over the Padres on Monday. Before the game, he ranked first in the MLB in doubles with 26 and fourth in RBIs with 57.

Numerous other Phillies players received votes in the first wave of fan votes.

Kyle Schwarber ranks third among all NL design hitters, JT Realmuto, who will likely be out with an injuryranks second for catchers, Bryson Stott ranks third for second basemen and Trea Turner ranks second for shortstops. Phillies outfielders Nick Castellanos, Brandon Marsh and Johan Rojas also ranked in the top 10 for fan votes.

Phase 1 of fan voting ends on June 27 at noon, and Phase 2 begins on June 30 and runs until July 3 at noon.

The All-Star Game starters will be announced on July 3.

The 2024 MLB All-Star Game will take place on July 16 at Global Life Field in Arlington, Texas.