Mariners Analysis: Find Out Where the M’s Rank in All Star Voting
May 10, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners center fielder Dustin Ackley (13) hits an RBI double in the fourth inning scoring two runs against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
The Kansas City Royals have yet another leading vote getter in left fielder Alex Gordon. The 31-year-old has 991,606 votes and is hitting .266 with 5 home runs and 23 RBI’s this season. Gordon is not having a particular good season, but apparently that does not matter to fans.
Apr 26, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) at bat against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Yoenis Cespedes is in his first season with the Detroit Tigers, and currently sits 2nd in balloting with 668,058 votes. Cespedes is a home derby ace, and this season he has put together his most complete season. Cespedes is hitting .285 with 5 home runs and 24 RBI’s.
Michael Brantley had a breakout campaign in 2014, and is 3rd in left field voting with 484,548 ballots counted. Brantley is hitting .304 with 4 home runs and 27 RBI’s this season with the Cleveland Indians.
Hanley Ramirez is one of the biggest names in the sport, and he has successfully transitioned from shortstop to left field in his first season with the BoSox. Ramirez is 4th in left field voting with 478,070 votes cast. Ramiez is hitting just .256 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI’s in 2015.
Speedster Brett Gardner sits 5th in left field voting at 288,674. The New York Yankees’ left fielder is hitting .279 with 4 home runs, 19 RBI’s and 12 stolen bases. Gardner is always undervalued, and I think he should be higher on this list.
Dustin Ackley is the Mariner you can vote for in left field. Ackley has been atrocious in 2015, and is currently riding the pine. Ackley is hitting .184 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI’s. He has been terrible with runners in scoring position, and appears to be on his way out of the Emerald City with Brad Miller moving to left field.
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