With the 2019 MLB All-Star Game voting underway, the primary results for the American League have been released, and there are a few Yankees that have made the list. However, some may come as a bit of a surprise.
First, let's look at two players that don't come as much of a surprise for the Yanks in Gary Sanchez and Luke Voit. Sanchez is having a bounce-back season, and his 737,107 votes thus far show the fans recognizing that. He leads all AL catchers by a longshot, with James McCann behind him with 289,475 votes.
Voit, on the other hand, is neck and neck with C.J. Cron -- another player looking for his first All-Star Game bid. Voit leads with 393,356 votes compared to Cron's 302,586 total. The slugging first baseman won the job out of spring training, and has proven all season that last year's hot streak wasn't a fluke.
But that's not all the Yankees have to offer. The replacements that have shined early this season are being rewarded.
Gio Urshela, a players no one recognized as an everyday starter in the MLB let alone an All-Star, is second in third baseman voting at the moment with 269,716 votes. That's well behind Alex Bregman's 630,159 votes, but the fact that he's beating out players like Hunter Dozier, Rafael Devers and Matt Chapman is a feat in itself.
DJ LeMahieu is also on the list, ranking third in second base votes with 379,820. He sits behind Tommy La Stella and Jose Altuve. Gleyber Torres is a lesser surprise, coming in at third in shortstop voting behind Jorge Polanco and Carlos Correa in a tight race.
In the outfield, the Yankees have a few representatives. Brett Gardner (138,426 votes) and Aaron Hicks (110,139 votes) make the cut, but it's Aaron Judge that leads the team with 308,134 votes for seventh place. This, of course, comes while Judge has been on the IL for a long stint now.
Even Giancarlo Stanton, another hurt Yankee, has received designated hitter votes with 157,411 to put him fifth on that list.
The All-Star Game, which takes place in Cleveland this year, takes place on July 9 at Progressive Field. So there is still time to vote your favorite Yankees to make them starters one month from now.