May 30, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison (20) slides into first base for the first out of the ninth inning on Cleveland Indians first baseman Brandon Moss (44) at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
There has been a bit of a shakeup in the top 5 vote getters amongst first basemen this week. Miguel Cabrera and Eric Hosmer remain the top 2, but Prince Fielder has gone from unranked to 3rd on the list. Mark Teixeira is 4th, and Albert Pujols is 5th.
Miguel Cabrera is the best pure hitter in baseball, and is more than deserving of his 2,123,752 votes. Miggy is hitting .333 with 11 home runs and 33 RBI’s in 2015 with the Detroit Tigers.
Eric Hosmer is inching closer to Cabrera, but currently sits 2nd in voting with 2,053,237 ballots counted. Hosmer is hitting .302 with 7 home runs and 31 RBI’s with the Royals this season.
May 24, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) bats against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Prince Fielder has climbed to the 3rd position after receiving 580,739 votes. Fielder is currently the leading hitter in the AL with a .359 batting average. The big man has hit 10 home runs and 38 RBI’s this season. The fact that Hosmer is 1.5 million votes ahead of Prince is criminal.
After last night’s game with the Yankees, Mariners’ fans are very aware of the abilities Mark Teixeira possesses. Fans have voted 525,935 times for Tex. The 35-year-old is hitting .241 with 15 home runs and a league leading 39 runs batted in.
Albert Pujols is a perennial All Star, but with just 351,945 votes, it looks like he will not be representing the Angels in Cincinnati this July. Pujols is hitting .254 with 13 home runs and 26 RBI’s.
Logan Morrison has been snubbed again this week. Despite the fact that he is riding a 9-game hitting streak, fans have overlooked his performance this season. LoMo is hitting .240 with 6 home runs and 14 RBI’s this season. Those numbers are pedestrian, but he is hitting .272 with 5 home runs and 10 RBI’s since May 1.
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