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#1 Madisonsdad

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:27 AM

take a look :)

 

https://www.mlb.com/...-update-june-10

 

What are your thoughts on the early results so far?


#2 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:28 AM

MLB announced their first All Star voting results so far today. Obviously we are still a few weeks away from the final vote. The top three at each position will go into the final vote to see who starts (9 in the outfield). 

 

This is where the Twins currently stand. 

 

At shortstop, Jorge Polanco currently leads the voting.

 

At 1B, CJ Cron is currently in second.

 

Jason Castro © and Nelson Cruz (DH) are both in 3rd place at their positions. Jonathan Schoop is in fourth among 2B. Marwin Gonzalez is 7th at third base.

 

In the outfield, Eddie Rosario is in 6th, Max Kepler in 10th and Byron Buxton is 11th. 

 

 

Keep voting... https://www.mlb.com/...ll-star/ballot

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#3 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:29 AM

How is Garver not even in the top 10?
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#4 yarnivek1972

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:33 AM

How is Garver not even in the top 10?


He’s probably not on the ballot.
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#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:33 AM

 

How is Garver not even in the top 10?

 

He's not on the ballot. 

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#6 PseudoSABR

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:49 AM

Nice to see Polanco leading his position. And CJ Cron, at second, is within striking distance.The voters surprisingly look seemingly informed rather than simply the major markets and superstars leading.

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#7 jud6312

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:52 AM

We just need to get more teenage and 20-something ladies voting. I am of the strong belief that Mr. Kepler is quite popular with that demo.


#8 PseudoSABR

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:58 AM

The election day thing sounds interesting, as it will serve to encompass a greater share of the production by the time the all star game rolls around.


#9 Shaitan

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:09 PM

This is the first time they've voted on DH, right?


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:40 PM

It will be hard to keep Garver from getting selected by the other players/manager. It would be pretty interesting if the Twins got two catchers in the game.

 

Also, maybe I'm just superstitious, but I'm hoping no Twins are in the HR derby, seems to me several guys have done it and screwed up their swing for the rest of the season. Or maybe that's old news from last decade and that doesn't happen anymore.

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#11 twinssporto

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:40 PM

IT"S TIME TO PANIC!!!

 

:) 

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On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.


#12 jkcarew

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:38 PM

The thing Garver will be fighting between now and the game...he just hasn't played much. He's like 37th among major league catchers in games played. It's amazing that some of his counting stats do make it into the top 10 among catchers, but bottom of top 10. It would kind of be bitter sweet to see either Garver or Castro make it, while the other did not.

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#13 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:43 PM

He's not on the ballot.


Why not?

#14 yarnivek1972

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:53 PM

Why not?


You would need to ask the Twins that question. And probably why Gonzalez is on the ballot instead of Sano. The team submits names, the league doesn’t pick them.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:00 PM

 

Why not?

 

You would need to ask the Twins that question. And probably why Gonzalez is on the ballot instead of Sano. The team submits names, the league doesn’t pick them.

 

I would think it had something to do with when the names needed to be submitted - I don't know how early into the season these need to be submitted, but I'm assuming fairly early. At the time, I think Castro was still considered our 'starting' catcher while Garver was the backup. And at the time, perhaps they weren't sure when Sano would be back, and until he was, Gonzales was our 3rd baseman.

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But a skunkweed will always be a skunkweed and instantly recognizable. 


#16 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:07 PM

 

Why not?

 

Castro is. 


#17 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:19 PM

Castro is.


Ok, didn't realize there were ballot restrictions, per team and such.
Just figured they'd open the ballot with the guys with the best numbers, regardless of team, official starter/backup, etc.

#18 yarnivek1972

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:33 PM

In 1988, Paul Molitor was elected to start as the AL second baseman. He played exactly one game at second base that year.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:24 PM

If Castro gets selected and Sauce is still hitting with an OPS in the 1.000+ range you think Castro will see if Garver wants to tradesies? ;)
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:45 PM

 

This is the first time they've voted on DH, right?

 

They've always voted the AL DH going back to 1989, when they started using it for AL home teams (now it's every year).NL always gets to pick whomever to start for them, I remember Pedro Guerrero being the first NL DH from collecting those Panini Sticker Albums back then.

 

I've voted each of the last two weeks, five times a piece, so really glad to see Cron that high as I've picked him.Also great to see guys like LaStella actually leading at 2B too, instead of Altuve or another bigger name.But with the primary vote not deciding the winner, I have a feeling the bigger names with eventually win out on "election day". 

Edited by Hawkeye12, 10 June 2019 - 10:46 PM.

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