The stats behind Texas' 5 All-Star finalists
Two and a half weeks remain until the Midsummer Classic, and five Rangers are one step closer to heading to Seattle.
On Thursday, Major League Baseball announced the position finalists for second baseman Marcus Semien, shortstop Corey Seager, third baseman Josh Jung, catcher Jonah Heim, and outfi
All five will advance to Phase 2 of the voting procedure, which takes place between June 26 and June 29 from 11 a.m. CT.
Fans may vote once per day for the finalists during the four-day voting period, but ballots from Phase 1 will not transfer over.
The highest vote-getter at each position and the top three outfielders will be All-Star Game starters in 2023. Winners will be announced on ESPN on June 29 at 6:00 p.m. Central Tim
In Phase 1, Semien received the most votes among American League second basemen, and Jung surpassed Toronto's Matt Chapman to claim the top position among American League third bas
Seager remained in second place among shortstops, while Heim regained second place among AL catchers, surpassing Salvador Perez of Kansas City. Sixth among AL outfielders was Garca
The last time the Rangers had a starter at any position was in 2012 when they had three in Mike Napoli, Adrián Beltré, and Josh Hamilton.
Hunter Pence was selected as a starter for the 2019 season, but was injured before the Midsummer Classic.
Among AL shortstops, Seager finished Phase 1 second only to Toronto's Bo Bichette in votes (1,287,023).
Seager is having one of the best seasons of his career despite missing a month due to a left hamstring injury.