Ever since Mike Trout strained his right calf on May 17th, baseball hasn’t been the same.
Baseball has missed its face of the league, and the fans themselves have made that clear.
Don’t believe me? Check the first release of the MLB’s All-Star voting results.
Mike Trout leads all AL outfielders in All-Star voting despite not having played since May 17th.
He currently is receiving 15% of the vote, which is four percent more than the next best AL outfielder, Aaron Judge.
Currently, we are in Phase 1 of All-Star voting. It opened on June 3rd and will end on June 24th. Then, the top three vote-getters at each position (in each league), and top nine outfielders (in each league) will face off in the next phase of voting.
Trout deserves to be this high on the list. He was having a career year before he was injured. He was hitting a career-high .333, getting on base at a career-high 46.6% of the time, and posting a career-high OPS of 1.090.
He was on pace for an impressive 36 home runs, 81 RBI, and an exceptional 103 runs scored.
It felt like he couldn’t have a bad at-bat. Even when he wasn’t smacking base hits, he was walking. His BB% was 18.5%.
Defensively, he hadn’t made a single error in the 36 games, and he absolutely is still right in the thick of the AL MVP conversation.
Trout is everything one could want in a ballplayer, and Major League Baseball fans certainly see that in him.
Angels fans: Keep on voting and make sure our guy starts the All-Star Game.
It’s possible he’ll be out until the date of the All-Star Game, so let’s vote like crazy and make sure he gets his spot secured.