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

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May 12, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) hits a three-run homer against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals is the leading vote getter at the hot corner with 1,261,769 ballots counted. Moustakas has posted an impressive .331 batting average, but his 4 home runs and 15 RBI’s are hardly All Star caliber.

Apr 26, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) throws the ball against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Donaldson has cemented himself as one of the best third baseman in baseball the past 3 seasons. The Blue Jays’ third baseman is 2nd with 876,586 votes after hitting .315 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI’s in 2015. Donaldson is also an elite defender, and should be the starting third baseman this July for the AL.

The Red Sox made waves this offseason when they lured Pablo Sandoval away from the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Sandoval is currently in 3rd place after netting 348,787 votes. He is hitting .265 with 5 home runs and 17 RBI’s in his first season in Boston.

Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles is 4th in votes with 266,746. Machado is hitting .280 with 6 home runs and 19 RBI’s. He is widely considered to be one of the premier fielders at the hot corner. and represents one of the best young players in the game.

Former Mariner Adrian Beltre is 5th in balloting with 205,836 votes. Beltre is hitting .262 this season with 6 home runs and 16 RBI’s with the Texas Rangers.

Kyle Seager is one of the most undervalued players in all of baseball, and the fact that he has been left off this list is the proof. Seags is hitting .281 with 9 home runs and 29 RBI’s in 2015. Not only are his offensive numbers superior to Mustakas, Sandoval, Machado and Beltre, but Seager is the reigning Gold Glove winner at third base. Seager’s spot comes down to lack of support amongst Seattle fans. We have to fix this.

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