Making a case for the Philadelphia Phillies’ 2019 All-Stars

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With All-Star voting getting underway this week, let’s take a look at which Philadelphia Phillies players warrant a trip to the Midsummer Classic.

On July 9th, baseball’s best players will convene at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio for the 90th edition of the MLB All-Star Game. With an improved roster in 2019, there is hope that many members of the Philadelphia Phillies will appear in that game.

Voting for the All-Star game got underway this week and social media has been rampant with team’s Twitter accounts campaigning for its players to make the trip to Cleveland. The Phillies Twitter has been quick to anoint the hashtag “#RingTheBallot”.

The Phillies’ lone representative at the All-Star Game in 2018 was Aaron Nola, and the last time the Phillies sent multiple players to the Midsummer Classic was 2013 when Domonic Brown (yes, you read that right) and Cliff Lee donned the Phillies pinstripes at the All-Star Game.

Odds are that drought without multiple all-stars will come to an end this season as the Phillies have plenty of candidates who should make the trip to Cleveland. Bryce Harper made the team last year as a member of the Washington Nationals and should continue that trend with the Phillies.

Major League Baseball unleashed a new process for All-Star voting this season as in years past it was just the top vote-getter would get the starting job and the reserves/pitchers would be selected by the coaching staff.

Starting this past Tuesday, Major League Baseball started its primary for All-Star voting. Fans will have until June 21st to vote for finalists and those finalists will be sent to a 28-hour general election that will take place from June 26th-27th.

So, now that we know how the voting works, let’s take a look at which Phillies have a legitimate case to represent the team in this year’s Midsummer Classic!