AL All-Star Update: Royals Still Lead With Three Starters
On Wednesday, the MLB came out with All-Star voting update #2, and unfortunately, not much has changed. View the voting update picture here.
Let's start with the good news, two royals took a tumble in standings. Paulo Orlando dropped all the way down to 8th from 2nd, mostly because other more worthy outfielders (with recognizable names) that started showing up over the last two weeks. Jackie Bradley Jr., Mark Trumbo and Jose Bautista all jumped Orlando, however Lorenzo Cain is narrowly holding on to the third and final outfield spot, meaning there is Kansas City representation there.
Omar Infante dropped from 2nd to 3rd in second base voting. He also recently dropped from the Kansas City Royals roster as he was designated for assignment on Wednesday. I'm sure all-star voters decisions got tougher without his .239 average and 11 RBIs now out of the running. Good riddance from that category.
The royals have two other starters, Salvador Perez at catcher and Eric Hosmer at first base. Perez has nearly triple the votes of his closest competitor, and Hosmer leads Miguel Cabrera by over a half million votes thus far.
The Royals also hold second place in the shortstop, third basemen and designated hitter categories. Yes even Kendrys Morales' with his .205 batting average as a DH is still in second place. Luckily David Ortiz has him beat by more than double his vote total. That also includes Mike Moustakas in 2nd at third base, he tore his ACL in late May and is done for the season
As for the Tigers, as previously mentioned Miguel Cabrera is second among first basemen. Ian Kinsler makes an appearance at 5th in second base voting. Castellanos drops from 4th to 5th in third base voting, while Victor Martinez goes up to 3rd from 4th last update.
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