Mariners All Star Voting Update
May 30, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) throws to first for the out on Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles (4) in the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
For the second week in a row, Robinson Cano is not in the top 5 vote getters at second base. Jose Altuve once again leads the pack, followed by Omar Infante and Ian Kinsler. Jason Kipnis has catapulted himself from unranked to number 4 within the span of 1 week. Dustin Pedroia rounds out the top 5.
Jose Altuve is the reigning batting champ, and he has accumulated 2,020,143 votes thus far. Altuve is hitting .297 with 5 home runs, 26 RBI’s and a league leading 15 stolen bases this season for the Houston Astros.
Omar Infante is benefitting from the rabid Royals’ fan base, as he sports mediocre numbers, but sits 2nd in voting with 1,442,990 ballots cast. Infante is hitting just .231 with 0 home runs, 17 RBI’s and 0 stolen bases.
May 14, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) reacts after hitting a double in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Ian Kinsler retains the number 3 spot with 537,849 votes. Kinsler is having a solid season with the Detroit Tigers, hitting .271 with 1 home run, 22 RBI’s and 6 stolen bases.
Jason Kipnis should be much higher on this list, but his 504,909 votes rank him 4th in the AL among second basemen. Kipnis is hitting .340 with 5 home runs, 25 RBI’s and 5 stolen bases.
Dustin Pedroia is a regular at All Star Games, but with only 503,821 votes, it looks like he will be watching the mid-summer classic on tv with the rest of us. Pedroia is hitting .289 with 7 home runs, 21 RBI’s and 1 stolen base this season with the Red Sox.
Robby Cano has made 6 All Star appearances, and 5 in a row, but he is looking like a long shot to be in Cincinnati this July. Cano is off to the worst start in his career, hitting .246 with 2 home runs and 16 RBI’s this season for the M’s.
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