American League All-Star Voting: Five Baltimore Orioles Who Belong on the Team
May 26, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) catches a fly ball hit by by Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) (not pictured) in the sixth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
1. Adam Jones
This is the obvious one.
Currently, Adam Jones sits fourth amongst outfielders, behind Lorenzo Cain (Kansas City Royals), Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels), and Alex Gordon (Royals). Jones is only about 10,000 votes behind Gordon.
Jones’ .310 batting average, six home runs and 25 RBI’s have kept Baltimore’s offense afloat, even in this season where they have struggled to hang around .500.
He is also a phenomenal defensive player, and would surely be in the MVP conversation at the end of the year, if only he didn’t play in the same league as Trout and Miguel Cabrera.
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