Injured Angels outfielder Michael Trout continues to be among the leading vote-getters in the second Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update released on Tuesday.With 1,155,356 votes, Trout ranks second among American League outfielders on the ballot, trailing only Yankees rookie Aaron Judge (1,251,543). Judge overtook Trout for the overall lead
Injured Angels outfielder Michael Trout continues to be among the leading vote-getters in the second Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update released on Tuesday.
With 1,155,356 votes, Trout ranks second among American League outfielders on the ballot, trailing only Yankees rookie Aaron Judge (1,251,543). Judge overtook Trout for the overall lead in the AL after Trout landed on the disabled list May 29 with a torn UCL in his left thumb.
Prior to the injury, Trout was batting .337 with a 1.203 OPS, 16 home runs, 36 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 47 games this season. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks, a timetable that threatens his availability for the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, which is scheduled for July 11 at Marlins Park.
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No other Angel is currently in the top five at any position. Jose Pujols, who hit his 600th career home run on Saturday, ranked fifth among AL designated hitters in the first ballot update, but he was surpassed by the Astros' Evan Gattis this week. Pujols, 37, entered Tuesday batting .248 with a .705 OPS, nine homers and 42 RBIs in 2017.
Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 8:59 p.m. PT. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.
Following the announcement of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
The 88th Midsummer Classic, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.
Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com.