KC Royals: Last Day To Vote For The All-Star Team
KC Royals fans can submit votes for the All-Star team up to 11:59 PM Thursday night. You can fill out as many as five ballots in any one 24-hour period.
As of the latest vote total update, two Kansas City Royals player are in position to win the All-Star vote. Catcher Salvador Perez not only leads all American League catchers, he’s also the vote total leader for all players with 3,754,594 total votes.
Eric Hosmer sits at the top of the AL first base heap with 2,639,022 votes, well ahead of second place Miguel Cabrera with 2,088,920.
Of the remaining KC Royals players, outfielder Lorenzo Cain is the closest to earning an All-Star nod, ranking fourth among American League outfielders with 1,821,746. Cain trails Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who sits in third place with 1,915,637. Alcides Escobar is in second place among AL shortstops, but he trails Boston’s Xander Bogaerts by a whopping 1.3 million votes.
Perez is a three-time All Star, while Hosmer earned a spot in 2015. Lorenzo Cain has never gotten the nod, which seems completely unjust given his strong performance since 2014. Alex Gordon is a three-time All-Star, but is only seventh in the outfield vote due to missing more than a month with a hamstring injury earlier this season.
No other Kansas City Royals player is in the running to win election to the July 12 All-Star game. Though, oddly enough, ex Royals Omar Infante still ranks fourth at second base for the AL despite getting designated for assignment two weeks ago. Former KC Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist lead the NL race at second base.
So, fire up those computers KC Royals fans. You can ensure that Salvador Perez finishes the day as the top overall player in the fan vote, and a final push just might put Lorenzo Cain over the top despite his hamstring injury. Even though Cain won’t be able to play in the game, he certainly deserves the honor.
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You can submit your ballot by clicking this link.