Who I am Voting for in the MLB Final Vote

Currently, there is one more spot available for the American League and the National League all-star teams.  Barring multiple injuries, this will be the last chance for the following ten players to be elected into the MLB All-Star Game:

AL

  • Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox
  • Eddie Rosario, Minnesota Twins
  • Jean Segura, Seattle Mariners
  • Andrelton Simmons, Los Angeles Angels
  • Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees

NL

  • Jesus Aguilar, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants
  • Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Max Muncy, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Trea Turner, Washington Nationals

 

My picks are

  • Segura (AL)
  • Aguilar (NL)

 

Aguilar has the best batting average, most RBIs, and most homers out of the National League final vote candidates.  He is a no-brainer in this situation.

Segura lost out on a competitive AL shortstop race that featured Machado winning the starting position and Lindor powering his way to the reserve spot.  Segura had a better batting average than both, however, he lacked the power numbers; both Machado and Lindor have over 20 homers, while Segura has seven entering Monday.  With the exception of Simmons, I can see the other four final candidates grab the final spot; Stanton has the most homers and plays for a huge market in New York, Benintendi has the most RBIs and another big fanbase in Boston, Rosario has a great balance of power and contact, while Segura has one of the best batting averages in baseball. Simmons is a good player, no doubt, but he just has not put up the numbers or shown to have as much of an impact on a team as the other four finalists have.

Segura gets my vote because I am a big sucker for batting average, and he is a huge reason why the Mariners own the fourth best record in baseball.

 

Voting ends on July 11th, so be sure to vote!

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