Marlins players need your help!
The initial all-star voting ballots were released earlier today and the Miami Marlins currently have no starters. In fact, their best player, Giancarlo Stanton is not even among the top 15 vote getter’s for outfielders for the National League All-Star squad. Fortunately, there is still plenty of time to vote! That means go out and vote for the Marlins players that are deserving of an all-star appearance, not all the Marlins players that you like! Some of these deserving names include Hanley Ramirez, Omar Infante, and Jose Reyes. Here is the link to the MLB.com online ballot.
Hanley Ramirez is not in the top five for voting for third baseman, but Omar Infante and Jose Reyes each are. Here is a look at how the All-Star voting is taking shape so far:
Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 1,952,910
Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 1,212,030
Ryan Braun, Brewers: 1,112,971
Andre Ethier, Dodgers: 827,262
Melky Cabrera, Giants: 714,642
Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 667,544
Jason Heyward, Braves: 515,340
Michael Bourn, Braves: 498,070
Jay Bruce, Reds: 460,853
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 457,223
Hunter Pence, Phillies: 446,460
Corey Hart, Brewers: 417,929
Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 386,860
Jon Jay, Cardinals: 373,833
Shane Victorino, Phillies: 373,034
Giancarlo Stanton to home run derby?
Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp has been named an honorary captain of the Home Run Derby and he said he wants Stanton as one of his sluggers in the derby, which is held a day before the July 10 All Star game.
Kemp referred to Stanton as “Mike” along with Dodger teammate as two of the four players he’d like to have on his Home Run Derby team of four.
In response to Kemp, Stanton said, “He’s got my number.” Stanton hit 12 home runs in the month of May and currently leads the Marlins with 13 long balls on the season. Stanton leads the Marlins with a 1.9 WAR so far this season.
“You have to have him,” John Kruk said of Stanton. “The guy hits the ball 890 feet.”