It was just this morning that Matt Collins suggested that Brock Holt was deserving of a spot on the American League All-Star team and by the time games began this evening it had happened: Brock Holt \o/ was selected as the Red Sox representative. The All-Star Game will be played Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on FOX.
Holt has found his way onto the Red Sox roster each of the last three seasons as a super-utility player and lives up to that title. So far in 2015 he's appeared at first, second, and third base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions. The 27-year-old is hitting .295/.383/.424 with 2 HR and 5 SB so far this year.
Holt: "It's pretty surreal."— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) July 7, 2015
After the news broke, Holt heard from his teammates with congratulations.
Holt: "The first text message I got was from Dustin Pedroia. Pretty special."— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) July 7, 2015
With injuries, availability announcements, and more fan voting yet to come, the roster's aren't finalized, but the American League team will look something like this:
The full 2015 American League All-Star Roster: pic.twitter.com/WC6XL1LFuc— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) July 7, 2015
Speaking of fan voting Xander Bogaerts is in the next round ready and waiting for Red Sox Nation to go to the voting booth once more.
Will the Red Sox head into the break with two representatives on the All-Star team despite a rocky start to the season?
You can vote for Bogaerts here or on Twitter using #XforASG. The 22-year-old shortstop is hitting .302/.339/.414 with 3 HR, 4 SB, and 18 doubles. in his second full season in the majors. His competition in the Final Vote includes Detroit's Yoenis Cespedes, Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, Minnesota's Brian Dozier, and New York's Brett Gardner.