Mariners Analysis: Find Out Where the M’s Rank in All Star Voting

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May 15, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz (23) celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off RBI single against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Boston, 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Designated Hitter

Finally, the Mariners get some love from the rest of baseball. Nelson Cruz is having a season for the ages in Seattle, and he has been rewarded for his efforts. Cruz is leading all other designated hitters with 1,225,255 votes cast in his name. Cruz deserves every one of them. The 34-year-old is hitting .341 with 18 home runs and 38 RBI’s in his first season with the M’s. He has also played a strong right field for Seattle despite his DH status.

Kendrys Morales has had a decent debut season with the Kansas City Royals, and he sits in 2nd with 918,049 votes. Morales stunk up the joint in 2014 with the M’s before signing this offseason with the Royals. Morales is hitting .301 with 6 home runs and 37 RBI’s.

May 26, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) reacts after being walked against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The fact that Alex Rodriguez has more than 1 vote saddens me; the fact that he has 351,567 makes me want to vomit. A-Rod has been productive this season, but his history is worthy of an All Star snub. Rodriguez is hitting .270 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI’s after being suspended all of last season for taking PEDs.

David Ortiz is typically much higher on this list, but the Royals’ fans are screwing with our minds. The perennial All Star is 4th in voting with 340,606 ballots cast. Ortiz is hitting .222 this season with 6 home runs and 18 RBI’s.

Victor Martinez represented the Detroit Tigers at last season’s All Star game, and sits in 5th place with 276,232 votes this season. V-Mart has struggled with injuries all year, and is hitting just .216 with 1 home run and 15 RBI’s.

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