Cespedes remains third in AL Final Vote

The AL Final Vote results continue to mirror the AL Central standings: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas on top, followed by Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, then Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Dozier has cut into Moustakas’ lead, according to a Thursday morning press release, which did not mention whether there was much difference in Cespedes’ deficit.

So far, the Tigers-Reds partnership to promote votes for Cespedes and Johnny Cueto seems to be more beneficial to Cueto, who leads the NL Final Vote.

Also, if you’re thinking that Alex Gordon’s injury opened a spot for Cespedes to make the All-Star team anyway, think again. Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, who was fourth in Final Vote balloting, was named to replace Gordon on the roster.


Maybe this the answer to a question Dan has made more than once. Why the pitchers throw strikes in 0-2?
“I looked at 2-2 counts separately, as the zone is called smaller in these counts than avg. I believe only 0-2 and 1-2 counts are smaller.” Jon Roegele

Lineup at MIN: Kinsler 4, Cespedes 7, V. Martinez DH, J. Martinez 9, Avila 2, Castellanos 5, Krauss 3, Gose 8, Iglesias 6. Price starts.

I nearly wore out my keyboard typing in those numbers to vote for Cespedes. I am sure it went beyond 35 if that was the limit.

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