Big Papi and Perez Pacing AL Vote Getters Thus Far

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Salvador Perez

Balloting for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game is in full swing and two familiar faces in David Ortiz and Salvador Perez have sequestered fans hearts for their respective votes. As of June 14th, Salvador Perez had garnered 2,063,459 votes, a country mile ahead of Matt Wieters who is a distant second with 673,822 votes.

“Big Papi” who has committed to retiring at season’s end is having a monstrous season and leads the designated hitter category with 2,015,044 votes. The struggling Kendrys Morales is an undeserving second with 739,284 votes mainly because the Kansas City fan base make it their mission to rock the vote.

Perez was prognosticated as a 1/10 favourite while Ortiz was tabbed at 1/9 to start the mid-summer classic. The perennial All-Star Mike Trout is ranked 1/20 to see his name scribbled on the starting lineup at Petco Park.

Both Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas have received over 800,000 votes and both are shelved with serious injuries. No surprise seeing Morales and his .205 batting average has swept up over 700,000 votes thus far. Hell, Paulo Orlando of the Royals has only played 41 games and registered a nauseating 663,255 votes.

Check out the entire list below and keep voting.

AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STAR BALLOTING LEADERS

CATCHER
1. Salvador Perez, Royals: 2,063,459
2. Matt Wieters, Orioles: 672,822
3. Brian McCann, Yankees: 446,697
4. Russell Martin, Blue Jays: 424,273
5. Blake Swihart, Red Sox: 285,059

FIRST BASE
1. Eric Hosmer, Royals: 1,614,016
2. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 1,092,077
3. Chris Davis, Orioles: 571,583
4. Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox: 532,917
5. Justin Smoak, Blue Jays: 323,917

SECOND BASE
1. Jose Altuve, Astros: 1,230,619
2. Robinson Cano, Mariners: 767,882
3. Omar Infante, Royals: 711,439
4. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 685,853
5. Ian Kinsler, Tigers: 376,095

THIRD BASE
1. Manny Machado, Orioles: 1,234,388
2. Mike Moustakas, Royals: 824,727
3. Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays: 754,777
4. Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 539,102
5. Nick Castellanos, Tigers: 478,596

SHORTSTOP
1. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox: 1,541,180
2. Alcides Escobar, Royals: 958,750
3. Troy Tulowitzki, Blue Jays: 569,676
4. Carlos Correa, Astros: 474,730
5. Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 459,141

OUTFIELD
1. Mike Trout, Angels: 1,812,731
2. Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox: 1,322,929
3. Lorenzo Cain, Royals: 1,146,885
4. Mark Trumbo, Orioles: 1,110,720
5. Mookie Betts, Red Sox: 1,069,912
6. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 956,160
7. Alex Gordon, Royals: 807,469
8. Paulo Orlando, Royals: 663,255
9. Carlos Beltran, Yankees: 463,504
10. Adam Jones, Orioles: 419,313
11. Ian Desmond, Rangers: 414,031
12. Kevin Pillar, Blue Jays: 404,089
13. Melky Cabrera, White Sox: 369,194
14. Michael Saunders, Blue Jays: 340,672
15. Brock Holt, Red Sox: 298,652

DESIGNATED HITTER
1. David Ortiz, Red Sox: 2,015,043
2. Kendrys Morales, Royals: 739,284
3. Victor Martinez, Tigers: 482,352
4. Nelson Cruz, Mariners: 472,733
5. Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays: 465,497

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Clayton Richer
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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher







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