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Christian Yelich gets more votes than any other NL player, elected as All-Star starter

Moustakas and Grandal didn’t get enough votes to start

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Milwaukee Brewers Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Yelich will be one of the starting outfielders in the 2019 All-Star game. This will be Yelich’s second All-Star game, but his first appearance as a starter. What is even more satisfying is that Mr. Yelich received more votes than any other player in the National League. In some ways, the 2018 NL MVP seems under-appreciated around baseball. The final vote tally demonstrates that Yelich is seen as one of the great stars of the game.

This will be the first time a Milwaukee Brewer will start an All-Star game since 2014. That year, the Brewers were well represented by Carlos Gomez, Aramis Ramirez, and Jonathan Lucroy. Mike Moustakas and Yasmani Grandal were finalist is the final vote, but Ketel Marte and Wilson Contreras received more votes.

Over his last 162 games, he has 56 home runs with a MLB leading 29 home runs in 2019. His slash this season is .332/.426/.723 with a 1.159 OPS. He has already accumulated 4.5 fWAR. Outside of Mike Trout, Christian Yelich might be the most deserving player in MLB to start the All-Star game.