Mariners All Star Voting Update
May 28, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) laughs in the dugout before a game against the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
The designated hitter standings are identical to those of a week ago. Nelson Cruz retains the top spot, followed by Kendrys Morales, Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz and Victor Martinez.
Mariners’ fans rejoice! We finally have one of our guys ranked in the top 5. Nelson Cruz has been remarkable in his first season in the Emerald City, and the rest of the league has taken notice. Cruz leads all other DH’s with 2,108,584 votes. He deserves every one of them after hitting .333 with 18 home runs and 38 RBI’s this season for Seattle.
May 22, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals base runner Kendrys Morales (25) rounds second base after a single by batter Alex Gordon (not pictured) against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Former Mariner Kendrys Morales is in 2nd place after receiving 1,827,730 votes. Morales is hitting .304 with 6 home runs and 37 RBI’s this season for the Royals.
Alex Rodriguez is 1st in votes for the most hated player in professional sports, and currently sits 3rd in voting for the All Star game with 563,288. A-Rod is hitting .282 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI’s this season for the Yankees.
Perennial All Star, David Ortiz is 4th with 507,712 votes. Ortiz has struggled this season, hitting .224 with 6 home runs and 18 RBI’s.
Victor Martinez has accumulated 391,538 votes, good for 5th in voting. V-Mart has battled injuries all season, and is hitting .216 with 1 home run and 15 RBI’s.