Phase One of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game voting came to a close on Thursday. To no one’s surprise, Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. received the most overall top votes and will automatically advance to the All-Star Game in Seattle.
“Thanks to God and to all of those who voted,” Acuña took to Twitter. “Thank you very much for that full support from day one. Grateful.”
Acuña received over 3 million votes. Shohei Ohtani, who was the top vote getter for the American League, received just over 2.5 million.
The 25-year-old is hitting .324 through 299 at-bats. He has tallied 15 homers and swiped 32 bags.
Sean Murphy, Matt Olson, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley, Orlando Arcia, and Michael Harris II each advance to Phase Two voting, beginning Monday.
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