Machado first among AL third basemen in All-Star voting

The slump that’s lowered Manny Machado’s average to .210 isn’t preventing fans from placing him first among American League third basemen in balloting for the All-Star Game.

Machado is the only Orioles to hold the top spot as the first round of results are released today by Major League Baseball. He’s received 369,069 votes to lead the Twins’ Miguel Sanó 363,607 and the Indians’ José Ramírez (351,814).

machado-home-run-swing-orange-side.jpgMachado is trying to join Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken Jr. as the only Orioles third basemen to earn multiple fan-elected starts. Machado received the honor last summer.

Welington Castillo is second among AL catchers with 339,902 votes to trail the Royals’ Salvador Perez (420,268).

Jonathan Schoop is fifth among second basemen with 149,060. The Yankees’ Starlin Castro is first with 516,268.

Adam Jones is seventh among outfielders with 236,481. The Angels’ Mike Trout is first with 776,937, followed by the Yankees’ Aaron Judge with 730,438 and the Red Sox’s Mookie Betts with 337,473.

The voting period ends on Thursday, June 29th at 11:59 p.m.

The All-Star Game will be played on July 11 at Marlins Park.

First basemen
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers - 326,952
Yonder Alonso, Athletics - 287,975
Carlos Santana, Indians - 270,816
Eric Hosmer, Royals - 225,989
Yuli Gurriel, Astros - 182,945

Second basemen
Starlin Castro, Yankees - 516,268
Jose Altuve, Astros - 515,732
Jason Kipnis, Indians - 253,409
Robinson Canó, Mariners - 159,557
Jonathan Schoop, Orioles - 149,060

Shortstops
Francisco Lindor, Indians - 602,238
Carlos Correa, Astros - 253,518
Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox - 252,379
Didi Gregorius, Yankees - 239,170
Jean Segura, Mariners - 169,487

Third basemen
Manny Machado, Orioles - 369,069
Miguel Sanó, Twins - 363,607
José Ramírez, Indians - 351,814
Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays - 221,350
Chase Headley, Yankees - 174,702

Catchers
Salvador Perez, Royals - 420,268
Welington Castillo, Orioles - 339,902
Brian McCann, Astros - 296,187
Gary Sanchez, Yánkees - 267,683
Yan Gomes, Indians - 240,688

Designated hitters
Nelson Cruz, Mariners - 457,050
Edwin Encarnacion, Indians - 282,837
Matt Holliday, Yankees - 276,855
Corey Dickerson, Rays - 216,350
Albert Pujols, Angels - 154,626

Outfielders
Mike Trout, Angels - 776,937
Aaron Judge, Yankees - 730,438
Mookie Betts, Red Sox - 337,473
Michael Brantley, Indians - 333,703
Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox - 327,047
Avisaíl García, White Sox - 303,603
Adam Jones, Orioles - 236,481
Lonnie Chisenhall, Indians - 229,856
Abraham Almonte, Indians - 202,999
José Bautista, Blue Jays - 195,199

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