Giancarlo Stanton remains 4th in the all star voting for the NL outfield. Although the young slugger is helping lead the Marlins to victory, he needs your support. Voting closes at 11:59pm on Thursday – follow the link above to help him out. Heck, here’s another link if you are too lazy to move your mouse cursor.
It’s clear that Stanton should be starting. He leads the NL in home runs (21) and RBI (61) but his overall offensive production has demonstrated him to be a more complete hitter. He is currently hitting .316 for 4th in the NL, he has 99 hits (3rd in NL), with a .414 on-base percentage and a .591 slugging percentage.
His competition doesn’t have nearly the numbers that Stanton does. The fact that Stanton is not already voted as a starter shows that yes, the All-Star game is definitely a popularity contest but also that the Marlins just are not on anyone’s radar screen.
MLB should step in here a bit. They should be trying to promote their best and brightest and Stanton is certainly among the elite hitters in the game today. He should be a fixture in the home run derby and should be thrusted into the starting lineup.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and vote Stanton in as the starter for the NL in RF.