Mike Trout on track to start third straight All-Star Game
Major League Baseball released its first update regarding 2015 All-Star Game voting statistics on Tuesday, and Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout found himself in pretty good standing.
As Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com broke down, Trout wound up second among qualifying American League outfielders in voting, collecting 1,297,085 votes in his favor. The only outfielder with more votes at the moment is Lorenzo Cain of the Kansas City Royals, who has tallied 1,376,217. In fact, the Royals are all over the preliminary All-Star voting leader boards, as their fans are coming out in force to vote K.C. players into the Midsummer Classic.
Trout's only Angel teammate within the top rankings for voting at this juncture is Albert Pujols, who stands at fifth in first baseman votes with 217,576.
Considering the small gap between Trout and Cain, it doesn't seem far-fetched to imagine Trout overcoming him as the top vote-getter among A.L. outfielders by the time the game rolls around on July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Fan voting closes on July 2nd.