Mariners All Star Voting Update

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May 28, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino (3) is greeted by third base coach Rich Donnelly (26) after hitting a solo home run against the Cleveland Indians during the third inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Catcher

There have been no real changes in the top 5 catchers this week. Salvador Perez retains the top spot, followed by Stephen Vogt, Russell Martin, Brian McCann and Caleb Joseph.

Salvador Perez currently leads the American League with 2,681,063 ballots cast. Perez is hitting .281 with 6 home runs and 25 RBI’s this season with the defending AL champion Royals.

Stephen Vogt nearly doubled his tally from last week, as he now has 1,401,747 votes. Vogt is having a marvellous season for the Oakland A’s, hitting .322 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI’s.

Apr 17, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (55) throws out Atlanta Braves third baseman Alberto Callaspo (not pictured) in the second inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Martin has extended his lead over Brian McCann, but still trails Vogt by a wide margin. Martin has 607,610 votes this week. The 32-year-old backstop is hitting .277 with 7 home runs and 24 RBI’s in his debut season with Toronto.

Brian McCann has accumulated 529,364 votes to this point, which is good for 4th place amongst catchers. The Yankees’ backstop is hitting .247 with 8 home runs and 33 RBI’s.

Caleb Joseph remains in the top 5 this week, but he is just barely in the running. Fans have clicked Joseph’s name 309,609 times. The Nashville, TN product is hitting .256 with 4 home runs and 18 RBI’s this season with the Orioles.

It was another rough week for Mike Zunino, and not surprisingly, he is not in the top 5 vote getters for the second consecutive week. Zunino is hitting just .183 with 7 home runs and 15 RBI’s this season for Seattle. His chances of making his first All Star appearance this summer are slim to none.

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