Cabrera 2nd, V-Mart and Castellanos 4th in All-Star balloting
While three Tigers rank among the top five at their respective position in the first update of American League All-Star balloting, none of them are leading, putting the Tigers in line for a potential second straight Midsummer Classic without a player in the starting lineup.
- Miguel Cabrera, who used a late charge last year to beat out Eric Hosmer at first base but couldn’t take part due to injury, trails Hosmer by just over 400,000 votes at first base, setting up another race between the two. Cabrera checked in at 466,523 votes.
- Nick Castellanos, whose hot start at the plate put him among the AL batting leaders, ranks fourth in a stacked field at third base, garnering 253,160 votes. Orioles star Manny Machado leads the spot with 630,028 votes, followed by Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas and reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson.
- Victor Martinez, who ranks second among AL hitters with a .345 batting average, ranks fourth in voting at designated hitter with 241,208 votes. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz leads with 963,076 votes. Struggling Royals DH Kendrys Morales ranks second, with Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion third.
Not among the top five at second base is Ian Kinsler, who entered Tuesday ranked 10th in the league with a .313 average and tied for second with 42 runs scored.