Dodgers News: Puig Drops To Third Among Outfielders In All-Star Voting
As the All-Star break approaches a handful of Los Angeles Dodgers are in the hunt to play in the game, which is being held at Target Field in Minnesota.
After the recent All-Star update, Yasiel Puig has dropped to third place among NL outfielders with 3,001,907 votes. He is 320,888 votes ahead of Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton for the final starting spot in the outfield. Puig sits behind the Milwaukee Brewers’ Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen.
As for Puig’s teammates, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is in third place for his position in All-Star voting behind the Brewers’ Mark Reynolds and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt. Gonzalez leads the Dodgers in multiple offensive categories including, home runs with with 13 and 50 RBIs.
Dee Gordon owns third place among second basemen behind Neil Walker of the Pirates and Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies. Gordon leads the Dodgers and the league in stolen bases with 40.
Finally, Hanley Ramirez is in fifth place among shortstops. Colorado Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki currently has the most votes for the NL shortstop position. Ramirez has 11 home runs with 46 RBIs. He also has stolen 10 bases this season.
Out of the Dodgers on the ballot, Puig has the best chance on being voted onto the team. If they don’t qualify via the fan vote, Gordon, Gonzalez and Ramirez could be chosen as reserves. Voting ends on July 3. The NL and AL All-Star teams will be announced on the All-Star Selection Show July 6 at 7 p.m. PT on ESPN.
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