Aaron Judge And Starlin Castro Are In Contention To Start The All-Star Game

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NYDN – Aaron Judge ranked second to only Mike Trout in the fan voting among AL outfielders as the first update of the AL ballot for the 2017 MLB All-Star game was released Wednesday.

Judge, the Yankees’ 25-year-old rookie right fielder, has amassed 730,438 votes. Trout has 776,937.

Judge is hitting .323/.423/.689 with an MLB-best 17 homers and 37 RBIs.

Starlin Castro leads all AL second baseman in the voting.

It’s time for the success that the Yankees have been seeing as a team to be recognized as individuals. That starts with the all-star game on July 11th in Miami and currently Aaron Judge and Starlin Castro are slated to start the game.

Judge has been amazing and will be considered for not only Rookie Of The Year, but also Most Valuable Player. With only Mike Trout ahead of him in the voting, and Trout being out 6-8 weeks with a thumb injury, it’s safe to say that Judge should be making the trip to Miami if he stays healthy. If you watched Monday’s game in Baltimore you were able to hear the crowd make a ton of noise for Judge. Some of that is Yankee fans traveling well to Baltimore, but in Miami we should be able to see how the league as a whole feels about him. Hint: They love him.

Starlin has been playing huge for us this year and leads for all 2nd basemen, but by less than 600 votes over Jose Altuve. This should be a tight race because Altuve is loved by fans all over since he’s so small but if Starlin keeps doing what he’s been doing all year, .322/.358/.477 with seven homers and 28 RBIs, we should see him in Miami too.

Cubs fans have been stuffing the ballot and have a player in contention at every position, which shows that all Royals fans really did jump ship, and I would love to see Yankee fans do the same. Matt Holliday isn’t far out of the DH race and Gardner should get some more consideration thanks to his recent hot streak. Unfortunately, Chris Carter isn’t on the ballot so you’ll have to write him in.

If you’re a Yankee fan, please go vote and if you’re not, why did you even read this far?