Thursday, May 28, 2015

First Set of All Star Game Ballots Released

Voting for the 2015 version of the Major League Baseball All Star Game has been open for around a month now and the league has released their first set of results for the voting. There are many members of the New York Yankees that are currently on the ballots that may or may not be deserving of the fan votes and the honor but none are at the top of the ballots at this time.

The Yankees with the most votes to date are Alex Rodriguez who is third among DH's with 351,567 votes, Mark Teixeira who is third among AL first baseman with 342,788 votes and Brian McCann is fourth among AL catchers with 342,826 votes. The leading Yankees vote-getter and probably most deserving of the All Star Game nod is Jacoby Ellsbury who had received 546,188 votes but still ranks just 8th overall among American League outfielders. Brett Gardner and Carlos Beltran rank 12th and 13th respected for the AL in the outfield in case you were wondering with no other players reasonably close in the voting thus far.

Royals catcher Salvador Perez has garnered the most votes of any player thus far this season with his 1,447,753 votes and would join four other Royals teammates in the starting lineup if voting for the mid-summer classic ended today. Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain are also starting if the voting ended today and have all garnered over 1,000,000 votes respectively in around a month's worth of voting. The Royals have two other players in second place in Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer while Alex Rios is currently sixth among AL outfielders leaving the possibility that Kansas City could conceivably have all nine starting spots in the All Star Game this season. No way that happens, right?

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