Seattle Mariners 2014 MLB All-Stars
By Dan Shearer
Jul 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; American League infielder Robinson Cano (22) of the Seattle Mariners wears a towel on his head under his cap in the first round during the 2014 Home Run Derby the day before the MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Robinson Cano, 2nd Baseman
Say what you want about the quarter billion dollar signing of Robinson Cano this off-season, just know that this guy has been worth every cent of that contract.
This has to be somewhat of a different experience in the All Star game this year for Cano. He has been playing mentor to Kyle Seager as he goes through his All Star game.
He has had great experience being mentored by one of the game’s greats, Derek Jeter. It is interesting seeing how much playing next to ‘The Captain’ has influenced him and changed him as a teammate and a player.
People can talk all they want about who Cano is as a person because of the money he got, but when it comes down to it, he has proved his worth both on and off the field.
Regardless of his mentorship, it has been his consistency at 2nd base that has earned him the start this year. Cano has been right near the top of every major offensive category among second baseman.
Cano holds a triple slash of .334/.393/.462 and is in second place in total hits with 118.
He has a way of making playing 2nd base look so easy. His defense is probably the most underrated part of his game. He holds only 3 errors this entire season. I blame all 3 of them on Brad Miller (just because I can).
This is Robinson Cano’s 5th consecutive All Star appearance giving him 6 total in his career.