May 30, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson (right) reacts to getting tagged out at second base by Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez (11) in the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
There has been a bit of a change in the top center field vote getters. Lorenzo Cain is still the leader, followed by Mike Trout, Adam Jones and Jacoby Ellsbury. However, that is where the list ends. MLB.com only releases the top 15 outfielders, and this week only 4 center fielders appeared on the list.
The Royals’ Fans deserve some respect at this point. Lorenzo Cain is beating the best player on the planet in All Star votes. Cain has tallied 2,506,859 votes this season. The 29-year-old is hitting .297 with 3 home runs, 20 RBI’s and 9 stolen bases.
Jun 1, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
There is no doubt that Mike Trout deserves to be the AL’s starting center fielder, but the fans are letting him down. Trouty has registered 2,371,435 votes. The 23-year-old is hitting .294 with 13 home runs, 30 RBI’s and 8 stolen bases for the Halos.
Former Mariner Adam Jones sits 3rd in voting at 1,514,836. Jones is hitting .299 with 6 home runs, 26 RBI’s and 3 stolen bases with the Baltimore Orioles.
Jacoby Ellsbury is 4th in center field balloting with 888,192 votes. Ellsbury is hitting .324 with 1 home run, 6 RBI’s and 14 stolen bases for the Yankees.
Austin Jackson has made minimal impact on the Mariners’ offense since his return to the starting lineup last week. Jackson is not a top vote getter, and understandably so. AJ is hitting .244 with 2 home runs, 6 RBI’s and 6 stolen bases.
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