The 2019 All-Star game is set to take place Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, July 9th. The Angels have a few players that are deserving of making the All-Star team.
2nd Baseman: Tommy La Stella
La Stella is mostly playing Third Base right now due to injury of Shortstop Andrelton Simmons, but he did get the start at 2nd Base on June 3rd versus the Chicago Cubs. La Stella leads the American League 2nd Basemen in Home Runs with 12 as of June 3rd. He is tied for 2nd in Runs Batted In with 34 and 2nd in Batting Average with a .303 AVG. La Stella leads with a .364 On-Base Percentage, 2nd in Slugging with a .523 and 1st in On-Base Plus Slugging with .880. He also has one of the lowest strikeout rates in all of Baseball with 16 Strikeouts with 15 walks.
3rd Baseman: David Fletcher
Fletcher has bounced around the field quite a bit so he would most likely not be a starter, but he is deserving of making the All-Star Team. MLB.com lists him as a Third Baseman and now he is mainly at Shortstop with Andrelton Simmons on the Injured List for a significant time. Fletcher, among 3rd Basemen, is 2nd in hits with 66, tied for 4th in doubles, tied for 2nd in triples with 2. He also has one of the lowest strikeout rates in all of Baseball with 18 walks and 13 strikeouts. He leads 3rd basemen in batting average with a .322 AVG and is 3rd in On-Base Percentage with a .377 OBP.
Center Fielder: Mike Trout
There is not much to it other than he is the best Baseball player on the planet. He leads AL Center Fielders in runs with 43, 2nd in hits with 56, 2nd in doubles with 14, 2nd in Home Runs with 14 and 2nd in RBI with 37. Trout has more walks (54) than strikeouts (40) and has the most walks in Baseball. He also leads AL Center Fielders with the highest batting average with a .298 AVG, leads with a .464 On-Base Percentage, 2nd in Slugging percentage with a .653 SLG, and 2nd in On-Base Plus Slugging with 1.074 OPS.
Reliever: RHP Ty Buttrey
Buttrey is 2nd in ERA with 1.23 ERA among relievers with more than 25 innings pitched. He has appeared in 27 games which are tied for 8th in the American League. He has allowed 23 hits, 4 earned runs, allowed 1 Home Run, walked 7, struck out 36 and holds a WHIP (Walks+Hits /Innings Pitched) of 1.02. His 36 strikeouts are tied for 10th among AL relievers. Baseball fans do not have the ability to vote for Pitchers to be in the All-Star game, but Buttrey is deserving due to his pitching so far.
Baseball Fans can vote for position players to make the All-Star game by voting. Fans can vote by going to MLB.com, any official team website, MLB Apps, or by Google Search. Fans are able to vote until Friday, June 21st, at 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
The top 3 vote-getters at each position except the outfield will then move on into the next voting round. The top 9 outfielders will move on into the next voting round.
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