Pair of Phillies players running away in All-Star voting

Two Phillies infielders are on their way to sharing the field at the 2024 MLB All-Star Game.
Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm
Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm / Nic Antaya/GettyImages
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It's looking like Philadelphia Phillies fans will be able to watch some of their favorite players in Texas this year at the 2024 MLB All-Star Game. First baseman Bryce Harper and third baseman Alec Bohm currently lead their respective positions in National League All-Star voting.

Pair of Phillies players running away in All-Star voting

As of Monday, June 24, the most recent voting numbers have Harper in first place for NL first basemen by a wide margin with 2,037,523 votes. Bohm is leading all third basemen with 1,960,231 votes. That's well ahead of second place Manny Machado of the San Diego Padres, who has 545,259 votes.

Harper and Bohm have the two highest vote counts in the NL. Of all MLB players, Harper is third behind Aaron Judge and Juan Soto. But this is nothing new for the seven-time All-Star. However, if Bohm wins, this will be his first-ever All-Star appearance.

Alec Bohm is on pace to appear in his first All-Star Game

If you look at Bohm's stats so far this year, it's clear why he'll be the starting third baseman in the All-Star Game. Bohm is having a career year at the plate batting cleanup, an essential spot in the lineup protecting Harper.

In April, Bohm went on an 18-game hit streak that carried him into May. He has been automatic with runners in scoring position, racking up 64 total RBI, which is third-best in MLB. Right now, Bohm is working with a .313 batting average and an .873 OPS.

Per Matt Gelb of The Athletic, Bohm is loving all the support he's receiving (subscription required) from around MLB for the first time in his career.

“It’s awesome to see the support from not only our fan base but all around the country,” Bohm said, per Gelb. “Just baseball fans in general. It’s pretty cool to see that respect. Those are names of guys that I have looked up to. Being in the same conversation as them is pretty cool. It’s pretty humbling.”

Bohm will be able to share the All-Star infield with teammate and mentor Harper. Harper and Bohm are the only two Phillies featured on the team's batting leaderboard. Bohm leads in batting average, Harper leads in home runs, Bohm leads in RBI, Harper leads in OBP and Bohm leads in hits. No wonder they are the two leading candidates to represent the Phillies.

Bryce Harper continues mashing and sprints ahead in NL voting

At the beginning of this race, it seemed like another NL first baseman would give Harper a run for his money. Freddie Freeman of the Los Angeles Dodgers is a well-known All-Star with the potential to make the starting roster every year. However, Freeman is slowing down in his All-Star votes just as Harper sprints ahead with 709,605 more votes with Phase 1 wrapping up on Thursday.

Harper has been extra hot at the plate in June. In the last seven days before Tuesday's game, Harper had nine hits, including four doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI and he had raised his OPS on the year to .977. He's undoubtedly the best first baseman in the league and his votes back that up.

Will we see any other Phillies players in the All-Star Game?

Harper and Bohm might not be the only Phillies players on the NL All-Star roster. Currently, Trea Turner is second behind Mookie Betts at second base. Brandon Marsh and Nick Castellanos hold the fifth and sixth spots in the outfield. Catcher J.T. Realmuto is also in second place, but will most likely still be on the IL when the All-Star Game rolls around.

The player with the most votes in each league automatically gets a starting spot in the All-Star lineup. The top two players at each infield position and the top six outfielders advance to the next voting phase, which begins on Sunday, June 30.

Phillies fans could see Turner, Marsh or Castellanos as backups as long as the votes keep coming in. So, Phillies fans, VOTE HERE! The first round of voting is open until Thursday, June 27, and you can vote up to five times a day with the same email address.

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