MLB All-Star Game starters revealed

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- The new two-step voting process for the 2019 MLB All-Star Game starting position players is complete. First, a general election was held to select three finalists at each position in each league. Here are those results. A second vote then selected the starters at each position from the three finalists.

The second vote was a 28-hour dash from 12 p.m. ET Wednesday to 4 p.m. ET Thursday. MLB officially announced the voting results during a live ESPN broadcast Thursday evening. Here are the 2019 MLB All-Star Game starters as elected by the fans.

Leading all catchers in home runs -- by five! -- lands Sanchez his second career All-Star Game selection and his first start. He was picked for the 2017 All-Star Game as well.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Here are the catcher voting results:

Gary Sanchez, Yankees: 47.1 percent
James McCann, White Sox: 33.1 percent
Robinson Chirinos, Astros: 19.8 percent

The All-Star Game is in Cleveland this year and the Indians faithful will get to root for a hometown starter. Believe it or not, this is Santana's first career All-Star Game selection. Among active players, only Mark Reynolds, Rajai Davis, Gerardo Parra, and Kendrys Morales had played more regular season games without an All-Star Game selection than Santana.

Here are the first base voting results:

Carlos Santana, Indians: 49.2 percent
Luke Voit, Yankees: 25.8 percent
C.J. Cron, Twins: 25.0 percent

Despite not starting on Opening Day, LeMahieu is an All-Star for the third time and an All-Star starter for the second time. He started at second base for the National League in 2015. LeMahieu is the fourth player to start the All-Star Game at second base in each league.

Here are the second base voting results:

DJ LeMahieu, Yankees: 38.0 percent
Tommy La Stella, Angels: 31.5 percent
Jose Altuve, Astros: 30.5 percent

It has been a good few months for Polanco. He inked a five-year, $25 million extension in spring training, and he's currently enjoying a breakout season with the first place Twins. This is Polanco's first All-Star Game selection.

Here are the shortstop voting results:

Jorge Polanco, Twins: 42.0 percent
Gleyber Torres, Yankees: 31.2 percent
Carlos Correa, Astros: 26.8 percent

Last year's All-Star Game MVP is heading to the All-Star Game as a starter this year. Four years into his career, Bregman has two All-Star Game selections, one World Series ring, and a $100 million contract. Things could be worse.

Here are the third base voting results:

Alex Bregman, Astros: 49.1 percent
Hunter Dozier, Royals: 27.6 percent
Gio Urshela, Yankees: 23.3 percent

Make it eight straight All-Star Game selections and seven straight starting assignments for Trout, the game's best player. Springer and Brantley are the third set of teammates to start in the AL All-Star outfield, joining Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain (2015 Royals), and Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. (2016 Red Sox). Brantley played the first 10 years of his career in Cleveland and should get a warm reception.

Here are the outfield voting results:

Mike Trout*, Angels: 25.5 percent
George Springer, Astros: 15.7 percent
Michael Brantley, Astros: 10.8 percent
Aaron Judge, Yankees: 9.9 percent
Mookie Betts, Red Sox: 9.1 percent
Eddie Rosario, Twins: 8.9 percent
Joey Gallo, Rangers: 7.8 percent
Austin Meadows, Rays: 6.5 percent
Josh Reddick, Astros: 5.9 percent

*Trout was the top MLB vote-getter during the 28-hour starters election.

What a story. Pence looked completely done last season, then he went to winter ball and retooled his swing, won a roster spot as a non-roster invitee to spring training, and now he'll (deservedly) start the All-Star Game for the first time in his career. Incredible. This is the fourth All-Star Game for Pence.

Here are the designated hitter voting results:

Hunter Pence, Rangers: 46.7 percent
J.D. Martinez, Red Sox: 31.2 percent
Nelson Cruz, Twins: 22.0 percent

NATIONAL LEAGUE
It has been nearly a century since a Cubs catcher started back-to-back All-Star Games. Contreras is the first to do it since Hall of Famer Gabby Hartnett in 1936-37. Contreras leads all NL catchers in OPS and is second in home runs.

Here are the catcher voting results:

Willson Contreras, Cubs: 44.6 percent
Brian McCann, Braves: 33.0 percent
Yasmani Grandal, Brewers: 22.4 percent

Somehow this is only the fourth All-Star Game selection in Freeman's 10-year big league career. I would've guessed he had more. It is his second consecutive starting nod. Freeman is second among all first basemen in OPS.

Here are the first base voting results:

Freddie Freeman, Braves: 38.5 percent
Josh Bell, Pirates: 37.4 percent
Anthony Rizzo, Cubs: 24.1 percent

A breakout power season lands Marte in the All-Star Game for the first time. Oftentimes the All-Star Game voting is a popularity contest and fans stuff the ballot for their favorite team's players. Hey, that's totally cool. That's what it's all about. Props to the fans for recognizing Marte's greatness and voting him into the All-Star Game though.

Here are the second base voting results:

Ketel Marte, Diamondbacks: 39.2 percent
Ozzie Albies, Braves: 34.3 percent
Mike Moustakas, Brewers: 26.5 percent

One year after starting at second base, Baez starts at shortstop for the NL. He is fourth player to start the All-Star Game at second and short, and the first to do it in back-to-back years.

Here are the shortstop voting results:

Javier Baez, Cubs: 43.3 percent
Trevor Story, Rockies: 29.3 percent
Dansby Swanson, Braves: 27.4 percent

Make it three consecutive All-Star Game starts for Arenado. He is the first NL third baseman voted into the starting lineup in three straight years since Scott Rolen started four straight All-Star Games from 2002-05.

Here are the third base voting results:

Nolan Arenado, Rockies: 51.9 percent
Josh Donaldson, Braves: 25.1 percent
Kris Bryant, Cubs: 23.0 percent

My goodness, what an outfield. That's the reigning NL MVP, the odds-on favorite for this year's NL MVP, and maybe the best young outfielder in baseball today. By age, this is the third youngest All-Star starting outfield in history.

Here are the outfield voting results:

Christian Yelich, Brewers: 22.3 percent
Cody Bellinger, Dodgers: 21.0 percent
Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves: 15.0 percent
Charlie Blackmon, Rockies: 12.6 percent
Nick Markakis, Braves: 8.0 percent
Jason Heyward, Cubs: 6.5 percent
Kyle Schwarber, Cubs: 5.3 percent
Albert Almora, Cubs: 5.0 percent
Joc Pederson, Dodgers: 4.0 percent

As a reminder, pitchers do not hit in the All-Star Game, though there is no fan voting for the National League DH. NL manager Dave Roberts is free to pick his starting DH from the players selected to the All-Star Game. Also, Roberts and AL manager Alex Cora will select the starting pitchers. Fans don't get to vote on those. The rest of the 2019 MLB All-Star rosters will be revealed Sunday night.

The 2019 All-Star Game will be played Tuesday, July 9, at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Futures Game will be played Sunday, July 7, and the Home Run Derby will take place Monday, July 8.