Astros All-Star Update: Vote for the Infielders
Apr 25, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Astros shortstopJed Lowrie
(8) singles in Astros right fielderGeorge Springer
(4), not in picture, during the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
The Astros suffered a big loss when they lost Jed Lowrie until after the All-Star break. And where would he play when he does come back because it might be occupied by a stud player? However, the Astros shortstop is still getting some love in the ballot box. Alcides Escobar leads the voting at shortstop with 2,269,046 votes. The second most votes go to Jose Iglesias with 1,277,655 votes.
Jed Lowrie makes an appearance on the list, with 511,714 votes, which is the fourth most in the American League. Let’s look at the stats.
Once again, the Royals fans are ruining the process by stuffing the ballot boxes. No, I don’t think that Lowrie, Marwin Gonzalez, and Jonathan Villar need to make the team, but Escobar’s stats don’t scream All-Star. Iglesias deserves a spot on the roster before him.
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