Updated: May 31
MLB All-Star Ballot Second Round Update
Written by: Nathan Middleton
Yesterday the first update for the second phase of All-Star voting was released. I will go over who I voted for, who I think will win, and the current results as of the release date.
Alejandro Kirk, TOR: 74%
Jose Trevino, NYY: 26%
Who I Voted For: Kirk who has the advantage in basically everything.
Who I Think Will Win: Kirk is ahead by a mile right now.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR: 66%
Ty France, SEA: 34%
Who I Voted For: France as I feel his massive edge in average overrides Guerrero's edge in the power numbers.
Who I Think Will Win: Guerrero easily as I think his margin is insurmountable and the Jays fans seem like they want to vote their whole team in.
Jose Altuve, HOU: 56%
Santiago Espinal, TOR: 44%
Who I Voted For: Altuve as he has better numbers.
Who I Think Will Win: Altuve should barely hold off Espinal despite all of Canada seemingly voting for him.
Rafael Devers, BOS: 58%
José Ramírez, CLE: 42%
Who I Voted For: Devers because it is close and I am a Red Sox fan.
Who I Think Will Win: Devers should get the edge due to market size and the current voting edge, especially after his two-homer, five RBI game against the Yankees (so far through five innings).
Tim Anderson, CWS: 54%
Bo Bichette, TOR: 46%
Who I Voted For: Anderson as he has better numbers than Bichette.
Who I Think Will Win: Bichette will likely overcome the deficit as the Blue Jays seem to be voting more than everyone else
Outfield (Two Winners)
Mike Trout, LAA: 39%
Giancarlo Stanton, NYY: 22%
George Springer, TOR: 21%
Lourdes Gurriel Jr., TOR: 18%
Who I Voted For: Trout and Stanton as they have better power numbers.
Who I Think Will Win: Trout and Springer will win as Trout has an enormous edge, I don't see Stanton staying ahead of both Jays, and Springer leads Guerriel as of now.
Shohei Ohtani, LAA: 50%
Yordan Alvarez, HOU: 50%
Who I Voted For: Alvarez as he has outstanding numbers and I did not consider Ohtani's pitching numbers while voting.
Who I Think Will Win: Ohtani will likely take it due to name recognition and his performance pitching and hitting on Wednesday
Willson Contreras, CHC: 65%
Travis d’Arnaud, ATL: 35%
Who I Voted For: Contreras has better numbers nearly across the board.
Who I Think Will Win: Contreras has a huge lead and will cruise to victory.
Paul Goldschmidt, STL: 66%
Pete Alonso, NYM: 34%
Who I Voted For: Goldschmidt is the best player in the NL never mind best first baseman.
Who I Think Will Win: Goldschmidt will win easily.
Jazz Chisholm Jr., MIA: 59%
Ozzie Albies, ATL: 41%
Who I Voted For: Chisholm as he has a massive edge in OPS.
Who I Think Will Win: Chisholm will win as both are injured and Abies cannot have a huge performance to pass him.
Manny Machado, SD: 51%
Nolan Arenado, STL: 49%
Who I Voted For: Arenado as he is better in terms of power while he is relatively close in average.
Who I Think Will Win: Arenado will likely just pass him with a surge from recent performances.
Dansby Swanson, ATL: 51%
Trea Turner, LAD: 49%
Who I Voted For: Turner as he contributes in more phases of the game (running)
Who I Think Will Win: Turner will likely sneak ahead of Swanson due to market size and being a slightly bigger name.
Outfield (Two Winners)
Mookie Betts, LAD: 35%
Joc Pederson, SF: 31%
Starling Marte, NYM: 20%
Adam Duvall, ATL: 14%
Who I Voted For: Betts and Pederson have much better numbers than Marte and Duvall.
Who I Think Will Win: Betts and Pederson have a pretty big lead and should hang on.
Bryce Harper, PHI: 57%
William Contreras, ATL: 43%
Who I Voted For: Harper has much better numbers than Contreras.
Who I Think Will Win: Harper should hang on despite the injury due to name recognition.