Gunnar Henderson among top All-Star vote getters

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Baltimore Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson is on the verge of landing his first-ever spot in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. 

Entering the weekend, Henderson, a former Morgan Academy Prep All-American, has a slight lead over Bobby Witt Jr. of the Kansas City Royals for the American League shortstop position. Henderson has 740,436 votes, compared to Witt’s 541,261.  

Thomas Harrigan, a writer/researcher for, predicts Henderson and Witt will be the game’s top two shortstops for years. 

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“Already among the best players in the game, the 22-year-old Henderson and the 24-year-old Witt could be battling over the starting shortstop spot in the AL for years to come,” Harrigan wrote.

The 2024 MLB All-Star Ballot presented by is underway with Phase 1. In Phase 1, fans can choose their starters until 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 27. People can vote up to five times every 24-hours at, all 30 MLB club sites and the MLB app.

Phase 2 will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30, and continues until 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3. Over the four days, fans can vote only once 24 hours on MLB platforms. Vote totals from Phase 1 don’t carry over. Winners at each position will be revealed on ESPN at 6 p.m. on July 3.

The pitchers and reserves for both squads – totaling 23 players for each side – will be determined via “Player Ballot” choices and selections made by the commissioner’s office. The complete All-Star rosters will be announced at 4:30 p.m. live on ESPN July 7.

Fans can vote here:

Top two vote-getters at each position in each league will be revealed on MLB Network at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. The leading vote-getter in each league gets an automatic spot in their team’s starting lineup. The other top vote-getters advance to Phase 2 of voting. 

The 2024 MLB All-Star Game is presented by Mastercard at Globe Life Field in Arlington on Tuesday, July 16.