Baltimore Orioles: O’s First All-Star Game Voting Update
MLB released it’s first American League All-Star voting update. No Baltimore Orioles are leading their positions, but a few do rank at their respective positions.
Monday, MLB provided the first update on the status of the American League All-Star game. To no real surprise, no Baltimore Orioles are slated to start as of now, but two O’s did come in the top 10/20 at their respective positions.
The first Oriole listed is a surprise. It’s Chris Davis who ranks 10th among AL first basemen in votes. Davis is batting just .161 this season with only five home runs.
Seeing his name even appears on the list is a bit of a shock. However, he’s in no real position to make a run at Cleveland.
Yankee first basemen Luke Voit (393,356), who is currently in position to start, holds a 323,346 vote lead over the Orioles first basemen (70,010).
The only other Oriole listed is not as much of a surprise. Trey Mancini ranks 17th among the 20 listed outfielders. This seems to be far too low for the O’s top bat.
Mancini is batting a strong .299 in 2019 with 13 home runs and 31 RBI’s. Players such as Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks who have missed the majority of 2019 with injuries rank ahead of the 27-year-old.
The leaders to start in the outfield in the initial voting are Mike Trout (Angeles), George Springer (Astros) and Austin Meadows (Rays). Mancini checks in at 100,457 votes which is well behind the third place Meadows who sits at 468,111 votes.
Despite not having any leverage in the fan vote, Baltimore Orioles fans will likely get to see Mancini in Cleveland as he is a heavy favorite to be the team’s one mandatory representative the mid-summer classic.
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