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Friday, April 5, 2019

New $15K prizes, bonuses set for MLB All-Star voting leaders

 New $15K prizes, bonuses set for MLB All-Star voting leaders 2019.

The most popular players in All-Star voting will be in the money — at least enough to cover part of the season’s clubhouse tips.

The highest vote-getter in both leagues in the first round of the new fan voting system will receive a $15,000 bonus, according to The APNews.Com. That payment will go to the leading vote-getter at catcher and each infield position plus the top three among outfielders.

For all positions other than the outfield, the second-place finishers will receive $5,000 apiece and the third-place finishers $2,500 each.

 New $15K prizes, bonuses set for MLB All-Star voting leaders 2019.

 Major League Baseball announced the addition of prize money on March 14 but did not confirm the amounts. This year’s All-Star Game is July 9 in Cleveland.

 Last year’s selected starters have big salaries this year 2019,

Philadelphia outfielder Bryce Harper ($10 million salary plus $20 million in signing bonus payments),
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout ($16 million salary this year plus a $20 million signing bonus payment),
Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado ($26 million).

Only two of last year’s elected starters earn below $1 million this season:

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge ($684,300) and

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras ($684,000).

 The top three players in each league at every position other than the outfield will advance along with nine outfielders. The top vote-getter in each league will be assured of an All-Star roster spot.

The bonus pool for the winning All-Star team has been increased from $640,000 to $800,000, which translates to a hike from $20,000 to $25,000 per player.

The Home Run Derby prize money has been increased:

Current Year Prizes $2.5 million (2019),     ($750,000 - 2018)

Winner’s takes home amounted:  $150,000 for 2019    ($1 million - 2018).

Losing finalist gets $500,000 for 2019   --   ( $100,000  --  2018)

Six other participants teams  $150,000 in 2019 each   --  ( $75,000  --  2018).

The player with the longest home run gets an extra $100,000, up from $25,000.

Prize money, to be paid by MLB or a sponsor, is due by July 31.


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