No. 3 LA Angel who needs to be on your All-Star ballot: Mike Trout
Mike Trout is still out with a calf injury, and will be for about three to five more weeks. The longest he can be out for is through July 13th, which is the day of the All-Star Game. That’s the absolute worst-case scenario.
So vote for him as many times as you can in case he’s able to play. Vote for him as many times as you can either way.
The All-Star Game is supposed to put the three best outfielders in the AL together on the same team. Trout is still easily one of the three best outfielders in the AL, so vote like it.
Before Trout was hurt, he was on an absolute tear. He was hitting .333/.466/.624, and already had eight home runs in 36 games. If he was healthy on the day of the All-Star Game, he’d easily be the best outfielder in the American League.
He deserves the recognition even if he ends up not being healthy enough to play.
All three of these Angels deserve this recognition. It’s been a tough year with Trout’s injury and Mickey Callaway’s firing. The Angels have been thrown to the wolves this season, but Ohtani and Walsh have held down the fort.
They need to be voted in, and so does the face of Major League Baseball.