Dodgers News: Puig And Gonzalez Continue To Lead All-Star Voting
Two Los Angeles Dodgers stars continue to align on the right side of the diamond, as right fielder Yasiel Puig and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez remain the top vote getters in the third National League All-Star voting ballot.
Puig, who found himself fifth in the All-Star voting the first time around, leads all outfielders with 1,472,717 votes. Puig is being chased by other powerhouse outfielders such as Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton (1,259,047 votes), Milwaukee Brewers’ Carlos Gomez (1,192,174 votes), Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen (1,190,516 votes) and Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon (1,129,313 votes).
Puig continues to be a staple in the Dodger offense. He is hitting .333 on the year with 11 home runs, 40 RBIs and a .584 slugging percentage. Puig’s hot streak struck in May, where he recorded a .389 batting average with eight home runs and 25 RBIs.
Adrian Gonzalez has racked up 888,906 votes, making him the leading vote getter for NL first baseman. Gonzalez has led all first baseman since the all-star voting kick-off. Gonzalez leads other NL first baseman such as the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt (784,026 votes), the Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman (710,778 votes), the Rockies’ Justin Morneau (669,917 votes), and San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt (593,693 votes).
Despite Gonzalez recent struggles, he is hitting a respectable .247 with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs. Gonzalez simmered down after a hot April, where he hit .337 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs.
Other Dodgers find themselves in the All-Star conversation. Second baseman Dee Gordon (735,831 votes) is second to Philadelphia Phillies veteran Chase Utley (1,342,480 votes). Shortstop Hanley Ramirez (540,513 votes) ranks fourth in voting behind the Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki(2,007,202 votes), the Giants’ Brandon Crawford (656,719 votes) and the Brewers’ Jean Segura (567,481 votes). Lastly, Juan Uribe (581,440 votes) is in fifth place behind the New York Mets’ David Wright (859,082 votes), the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado (766,364 votes), the Giants’ Pablo Sandoval (714,548 votes) and the Brewers’ Aramis Ramirez (615,597 votes).
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