Major League Baseball's three home run leaders highlighted the finalists for the All-Star Game, as the Angels' Shohei Ohtani, Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. were among those unveiled Sunday.
Guerrero entered Sunday leading the majors with 26 homers in 75 games. Tatis is at 25 despite playing only 60 games, and Ohtani is third with 24 in 71 games. Ohtani will participate in the Home Run Derby July 12 in Denver, while Guerrero and Tatis will each pass.
Guerrero was one of five Blue Jays to be named All-Star finalists, while the Astros led the way with seven. The Cubs and Dodgers also have five finalists, while the Red Sox have four. The Giants, who entered Sunday leading MLB with 50 wins, have three finalists.
Toronto's 22-year-old star also led all players with 2.7 million votes, ahead of the Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr. (2.5 million). The Royals' Salvador Perez (2.2 million) was next, with the Angels' Mike Trout and Tatis each at 2.1 million.
Phase 2 voting runs from Monday through Thursday, when All-Star Game starters will be revealed, and full rosters will be announced July 4. The game will be played July 13 at Coors Field.