Indians not among top All-Star vote-getters after first release

The Indians don't have anyone in the top three at their position

James Rapien
June 10, 2019 - 2:57 pm
May 29, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (41) and shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) react after scoring during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sport

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Indians weren’t among the top vote-getters in the first All-Star release.

Francisco Lindor was sixth among American League shortstops with 175,868 votes. Carlos Santana was fourth among first basemen with 250,615 votes.

The top three vote-getters at each position in both the American and National League will advance to the 28-hour Starters Election on June 26-27.

Catcher Roberto Perez and second baseman Jason Kipnis were both 10th at their respective positions. No other Indians made the top 10, including two-time All-Star Jose Ramirez, who’s struggled for the Tribe this season.

Closer Brad Hand has 19 saves on the season and is the most-likely candidate to represent the Indians in the ‘Midsummer Classic.’ He’s allowed three runs all season long and has only given up one run since April 15.

All-Star pitchers are chosen by the Commissioner’s Office and the Player’s Ballot.

Here are the top vote-getters at each position in the American League:

CATCHER:

1) Gary Sanchez, Yankees - 737,107

2) James McCann, White Sox - 289,475

3) Jason Castro, Twins - 199,497

4) Robinson Chirinos, Astros - 197,976

5) Christian Vazquez, Red Sox - 183,291

6) Jonathan Lucroy, Angels - 139,059

7) Josh Phegley, Athletics - 89,795

8) Mike Zunino, Rays - 64,167

9) Martin Maldonado, Royals - 56,763

10) Roberto Perez, Indians - 55,799

FIRST BASE:

1) Luke Voit, Yankees - 393,356

2) C.J. Cron, Twins - 302,586

3) Jose Abreu, White Sox - 286,145

4) Carlos Santana, Indians - 250,615

5) Albert Pujols, Angels - 192,816

6) Yuli Gurriel, Astros - 188,318

7) Miguel Cabrera, Tigers - 180,803

8) Mitch Moreland, Red Sox - 116,979

9) Ji-Man Choi, Rays - 77,847

10) Chris Davis, Orioles - 70,010

SECOND BASE:

1) Tommy La Stella, Angels - 487,598

2) Jose Altuve, Astros - 448,131

3) DJ LeMahieu, Yankees - 379,820

4) Jonathan Schoop, Twins - 179,792

5) Michael Chavis, Red Sox - 156,208

6) Whit Merrifield, Royals - 146,670

7) Brandon Lowe, Rays - 110,507

8) Dee Gordon, Mariners - 63,483

9) Yolmer Sanchez, White Sox - 55,079

10) Jason Kipnis, Indians - 50,065

THIRD BASE:

1) Alex Bregman, Astros - 630,159

2) Gio Urshela, Yankees - 269,716

3) Hunter Dozier, Royals - 216,809

4) Rafael Devers, Red Sox - 202,569

5) Matt Chapman, Athletics - 159,155

6) Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays - 150,074

7) Marwin Gonzalez, Twins - 132,235

8) Yoan Moncada, White Sox - 122,121

9) David Fletcher, Angels - 90,761

10) Yandy Diaz, Rays - 62,930

SHORTSTOP:

1) Jorge Polanco, Twins - 395,210

2) Carlos Correa, Astros - 329,421

3) Gleyber Torres, Yankees - 322,958

4) Tim Anderson, White Sox - 281,862

5) Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox - 220,317

6) Francisco Lindor, Indians - 175,868

7) Andrelton Simmons, Angels - 130,774

8) Adalberto Mondesi, Royals - 81,777

9) Elvis Andrus, Rangers - 73,559

10) Willy Adames, Rays - 60,392

OUTFIELD:

1) Mike Trout, Angels - 951,002

2) George Springer, Astros - 776,352

3) Austin Meadows, Rays - 468,111

4) Michael Brantley, Astros - 458,577

5) Mookie Betts, Red Sox - 450,407

6) Eddie Rosario, Twins - 344,215

7) Aaron Judge, Yankees - 308,134

8) Joey Gallo, Rangers - 281,179

9) Josh Reddick, Astros - 220,079

10) Max Kepler, Twins - 202,822

11) Byron Buxton, Twins - 192,230

12) Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox - 138,911

13) Brett Gardner, Yankees - 138,426

14) Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox - 124,490

15) Tommy Pham, Rays - 119,691

16) Aaron Hicks, Yankees - 110,139

17) Trey Mancini, Orioles - 100,457

18) Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers - 95,875

19) Kevin Kiermaier, Rays - 76,526

20) Kole Calhoun, Angels - 74,625

DESIGNATED HITTER:

1) J.D. Martinez, Red Sox - 491,955

2) Hunter Pence, Rangers - 329,321

3) Nelson Cruz, Twins - 214,702

4) Shohei Ohtani, Angels - 166,275

5) Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees - 157,411

6) Aledmys Diaz, Astros - 152,614

7) Khris Davis, Athletics - 140,227

8) Daniel Vogelbach, Mariners - 131,700

9) Avisail Garcia, Rays - 127,731

10) Yonder Alonso, White Sox - 71,174

Fans can vote on the Indians’ website up to five times per day. Voting ends at 4 p.m on June 21. All-Star starters will be announced on June 30 at 5:30 p.m.