How to watch MLB All-Star starters announcement: Time, stream, channel and more
Voting for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game starters wrapped up Friday afternoon, which means it is time to make the announcements.
The races for the starting spots have been close, with only two positions both in the American League and National League featuring a leader with at least 60 percent of the vote as of the final update. In both cases, it is at catcher, where Alejandro Kirk and Willson Contreras sit at 74 percent and 63 percent, respectively, and at first base, with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at 66 percent and Paul Goldschmidt at 67 percent, respectively.
Unlike in years past, there have already been several starters named to either team. Yankees‘ slugging outfielder Aaron Judge had the most votes at the end of the first phase of voting, while Braves‘ power-speed threat Ronald Acuña Jr. led the voting in the National League.
Former MVPs Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Jose Altuve, Bryce Harper and Mookie Betts still await to find out if they will be named to the starting lineups.
Here’s all the information you need to watch MLB announce the starters for the 2022 All-Star Game, including time, TV channel and more.
How to watch the All-Star Game starters announced
Date: Friday, July 8
Time: 7 p.m. ET
ESPN will carry the selection show for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game starters at 7 p.m. ET on Friday.
The remainder of the All-Star selections will be named on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN during the MLB All-Star Selection Show.
Live stream for All-Star Game starters
Live stream: ESPN+ | fuboTV
For those hoping to see their favorite players named as starters on the All-Star teams, but have cut the cord on cable or prefer to stream, viewers can also tune into ESPN+ or watch it on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Who were the All-Star finalists?
Voting was conducted in waves, with two finalists named at each position, except outfield, where there were four. Fans then voted between the two finalists to determine who would start in the All-Star Game.
The remainder of the roster will be named on Sunday during the All-Star Selection Show.
Here are the finalists at each position as voted on by the fans. Players are listed by vote share at the last poll update, per MLB.
|Position||Finalist 1||Finalist 2|
|Catcher||Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays (74%)||Jose Trevino (26%)|
|First Base||Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays (66%)||Ty France, Mariners (34%)|
|Second Base||Jose Altuve, Astros (56%)||Santiago Espinal, Blue Jays (44%)|
|Third Base||Rafael Devers, Red Sox (59%)||Jose Ramirez, Guardians (41%)|
|Shortstop||Tim Anderson, White Sox (54%)||Bo Bichette, Blue Jays (46%)|
|Outfield||Mike Trout, Angels (39%)||George Springer, Blue Jays (39%)|
|Outfield||Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees (21%)||Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Blue Jays (1%)|
|Designated Hitter||Shohei Ohtani, Angels (52%)||Yordan Alvarez, Astros (48%)|
|Position||Finalist 1||Finalist 2|
|Catcher||Willson Contreras, Cubs (63%)||Travis d’Arnaud, Braves (37%)|
|First Base||Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (67%)||Pete Alonso, Mets (33%)|
|Second Base||Jazz Chisholm, Marlins (58%)||Ozzie Albies (42%)|
|Third Base||Manny Machado, Padres (50%)||Nolan Arenado, Cardinals (50%)|
|Shortstop||Trea Turner, Dodgers (51%)||Dansby Swanson, Braves (49%)|
|Outfield||Mookie Betts, Dodgers (36%)||Starling Marte, Mets|
|Outfield||Joc Pederson, Giants (30%)||Adam Duvall, Braves|
|Designated Hitter||Bryce Harper, Phillies (57%)||Williams Contreras, Braves (43%)|