Major League Baseball released their first round of All-Star voting results and there is good news, bad news, and worse news.

Let’s start with the Bad: There is not a single player for the Rays listed among the top-one-third (top 5 for infielders, top 15 for outfielders) of vote-getters at any position.

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So what is the Worse? I’m not sure any of the Rays deserve to be listed among the top vote-getters and the Rays are never going to be a team that is going to be able to stuff the ballot box. Evan Longoria has a .305 OBP and ranks just 24th in the AL in home runs. Kevin Kiermaier might get some consideration for his defense alone, but he is hitting just .206 with a .307 OBP and is out with a broken wrist. Maybe the most deserving is Logan Forsythe, but he has only played in 29 games.

But that brings us to the Good: It is nice that MLB only lists the top-5 vote-getters at each position. It would probably be too depressing to know exactly how many votes each of the Rays players has received.

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  1. Pat says:

    The only position player I think deserves a slot for the Rays is Brandon Guyer. Colome and Erasmo should be considered for pitching nods.

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