Both Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals made their respective top five lists in the fan vote for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. With the fan voting open until July 5th, there is still time to win each player a berth in the game.
As of Tuesday, June 26, this is the All-Star Game’s starting lineup for the American League. Notice that only the Boston Red Sox have more than one player within the starters. The Kansas City Royals have two players who made the top five lists in their positions. But, in order for either player to have a shot at participating in the game, they are in need of some assistance.
Perez is currently in fourth place at the catcher position. He is behind Wilson Ramos of the Rays, Gary Sanchez of the Yankees, and Brian McCann from the Astros. In the newest rankings,
Ramos led the pack as of early on June 26, and with just over a week left to vote, Salvador Perez has a lot of ground to make up. Gary Sanchez had previously been atop the list, but Ramos surpassed him and now leads by 60,000.
Salvador Perez is far behind. He is just over 300,000 votes behind Ramos. There still is a slight possibility that he could find himself in the game, but he needs quite a bit of help.
Though there is talk of trading away Mike Moustakas, the third baseman is still a member of the Kansas City Royals for the time being.
The list of third basemen is led by Jose Ramirez of the Indians. Moustakas fell into the fifth slot with 231,363 votes. Ahead of him are Miguel Andujar of the Yankees, Alex Bregman from the Astros, and the Texas Rangers’ Adrian Beltre.
Ramirez is atop the list with 893,530. In order for Moustakas to secure a spot in the game, he would need even more help to surpass the players ahead of him.
It isn’t completely impossible for one, or both, players to be featured in the 2018 All-Star Game. But, it is somewhat unlikely due to the gap they would have to make up.