Kansas City Royals leading American League All-Star voting
Catcher Salvador Perez is the leading AL vote-getter at 2,681,063 votes, while Mike Moustakas is the leader at third base with 2,385,024 votes and Alcides Escobar leads shortstops with 2,269,046 votes.
Perez is batting .281 with six home runs, 25 RBIs and a .730 OPS. Moustakas leads the Royals in batting average (.320) and hits (56).
Kansas City entered Monday 29–19, third-best in the American League and a 1/2-game behind the Minnesota Twins (30–19). in the AL Central.
The AL’s closest race is at first base, where the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera (2,123,752) leads the Royals’ Eric Hosmer (2,053,237) by 70,515 votes. Hosmer leads the Royals with seven home runs and a .379 on-base percentage.
Other Royals currently running second at their respective positions include second baseman Omar Infante and designated hitter Kendrys Morales. Royals outfielders Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon and Alex Rios are also first, third and fifth, respectively, among outfielders.
Fans do not choose pitchers for the All-Star teams.
Last week, the first National League totals were announced. The next NL update will be released Tuesday.
- Mike Fiammetta