The first voting update for the 2017 All-Star Game is out and Mookie Betts is in third place among American League outfielders. Trailing only reigning MVP Mike Trout, who topped Betts in the voting last fall but will likely be on the disabled list until after the game is played, and Yankee slugger Aaron Judge, 2017 is shaping up to be the right fielder’s second time at the midsummer classic. On his way to another shot at the AL MVP, too, perhaps?
Betts isn’t the only member of the #WinDanceRepeat crew that might show up at the Miami Marlins stadium in July: Andrew Benintendi is only about ten thousand votes behind Betts as of today’s standing. He’s trailing the Cleveland Indians Michael Brantley by less than 7000 votes. If Trout is truly out for the game, he might be as close as fourth place already.
Not to be left out, Xander Bogaerts is the third Red Sox in the running for a place on the AL team. The entire field of shortstops is trailing a dominating Francisco Lindor, another Cleveland player - Terry Francona has his hands full with stars once more.
Pitchers aren’t voted in by the fans but Chris Sale has to be among the favorites to start the game at this point given his explosive start to the season.
First results of AL All-Star voting released. Mariners have Cruz leading at DH. Cano is 4th at 2B and Segura 5th at SS. pic.twitter.com/sVC5lVIWcP— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) May 31, 2017
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Which Red Sox do you want to see representing Boston at the All-Star Game this year?