MLB All-Star Voting 2015: Bryce Harper, Kansas City Royals Lead Early Voting
MLB All-Star voting for 2015 has the Kansas City Royals fans really representing. The latest totals in the 2015 MLB All-Star game voting have five Royals players leading at their respective positions. The report from MLB.com on Tuesday (May 26) actually has catcher Salvador Perez leading all players in votes for the American League. He has 1,447,753 votes so far, putting Perez way ahead of second place Stephen Vogt of the Oakland Athletics (795,848 votes).
Other Kansas City Royals players leading their respective positions are Alcides Escobar (shortstop), Mike Moustakas (third base), Lorenzo Cain (outfield), and Alex Gordon (outfield). Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer also has more than one million votes, but he currently trails Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers in the All-Star voting for his position. Kendrys Morales, another Royals player, is second in the designated hitter voting to Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners. The other leaders in the AL are Jose Altuve (Houston Astros) at second base, and Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels) in the outfield.
The MLB All-Star voting for the National League was just released on Wednesday (May 27), with some interesting results taking place with the early votes. Far fewer votes have come in from the NL when compared to the AL, and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals is the lead vote-getter. Harper has received 1,116,582 votes to lead the outfielders, with Matt Holliday (St. Louis Cardinals) and Giancarlo Stanton (Miami Marlins) leading the other two slots.
The infielders leading the NL All-Star voting are Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta, and Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter. The closest vote is at shortstop, where Stalin Castro of the Cubs is just about 24,000 votes back. The widest margin is at third base, where Carpenter is more than 530,000 votes ahead of second place Kris Bryant (Cubs). As for the catcher position, Yadier Molina (Cardinals) is leading the way over Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).
As previously reported on the Inquisitr, the 2015 MLB All-Star Game will take place in Cincinnati. Not many Cincinnati Reds players are getting support in the early voting, but it is safe to assume that they could add a few pitchers to the roster. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and closer Aroldis Chapman look like good candidates for selection. First baseman Joey Votto could also make the team as a reserve if he continues his hot start to the 2015 MLB season. Played at the Great American Ball Park, the All-Star Game is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, on FOX. Until that time, fans of Salvador Perez, Bryce Harper, and the Kansas City Royals can continue submitting votes.
The MLB All-Star voting results for the American League will next be revealed on Monday, June 1. The next voting results for the National League will come out on Tuesday, June 2.
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