Mariners Analysis: Find Out Where the M’s Rank in All Star Voting
May 27, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson (16) looks on as he strikes out during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Kansas City Royals’ fans strike again! There must be nothing better to do in Kansas City than vote for the Royals because Lorenzo Cain is beating Mike Trout in voting. Cain leads all center fielders with 1,376,217 votes. Cain is hitting .298 with 3 home runs, 19 RBI’s and 7 stolen bases. This is crazy people, there is no way Cain should be starting over Mike Trout in the All Star Game!
May 15, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) and Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) speak before the game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Trout is the best player in baseball by a considerable margin, and he is 2nd in voting amongst center fielders with 1,297,085. Trouty won his first AL MVP in 2014, and is hitting .292 with 11 home runs, 25 RBI’s and 8 stolen bases this season.
Former Mariner, Adam Jones, is 3rd in voting with 981,606 ballots counted. Jones is one of the premier players in the game, and is the face of the Orioles. AJ is hitting .310 with 6 home runs and 25 RBI’s this season with Baltimore.
Jacoby Ellsbury is having a great season with the New York Yankees in 2015. Ellsbury is 4th in votes at 546,188. The Oregon State alum is hitting .324 with 1 home run, 6 RBI’s and 14 stolen bases.
Youngster Mookie Betts is 5th in votes amongst center fielders. The Boston Red Sox star has tallied 241,279 votes. Betts is hitting just .240 with 5 home runs, 24 RBI’s and 5 stolen bases.
Austin Jackson did not crack the top 5, but there is still hope the Mariners’ center fielder will get some recognition in the coming weeks. AJ missed nearly a month due to a sprained ankle, but he is hitting .240 this season with 2 home runs, 4 RBI’s and 6 stolen bases. Jackson is a top tier defender, but that generally is not rewarded by the voters.
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