Mariners All Star Voting Update

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May 30, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller (5) yells after scoring a run in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports


Not much has changed in the top 5 shortstops this week, but there has been 1 slight alteration. Alcides Escobar is the leader once again, followed by Jose Iglesias, Marcus Semien and Jed Lowrie, but Xander Bogaerts has overtaken Jose Reyes for the 5th spot.

Alcides Escobar is leading the pack with 2,269,046 votes. Escobar is having a sub par season, hitting .276 with 2 home runs, 17 RBI’s and 3 stolen bases for the Kansas City Royals.

May 13, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) throws to first base against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Iglesias is in 2nd place among shortstops, but sits nearly 1,000,000 votes behind Escobar. Iglesias has accumulated 1,277,558 votes thus far in 2015. The Tigers’ shortstop is hitting .338 with 1 home run, 7 RBI’s and 7 stolen bases.

Marcus Semien has had a great debut season with the A’s, but the fans have only voted 630,167 times for the talented 24-year-old. Semien is hitting .283 with 6 home runs, 16 RBI’s and 7 stolen bases.

Jed Lowrie retains the 4 spot on the list after receiving 511,714 votes. Lowrie is hitting .300 with 4 home runs, 10 RBI’s and 1 stolen base for the first place Houston Astros.

Fans have voted 327,682 times for Xander Bogaerts this year. The 22-year-old is hitting .274 with 2 home runs, 17 RBI’s and 1 stolen base this season for the Red Sox.

Brad Miller is back to being the M’s everyday shortstop, but he has failed to crack the top 5 in voting again this week. Miller is currently mired in a cold spell, and his season numbers have suffered because of it. The 25-year-old is hitting .226 with 5 home runs, 14 RBI’s and 4 stolen bases. If he can raise his average in the coming weeks, he might be able to generate some momentum in voting.

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