PITTSBURGH -- A slump that has Yoenis Cespedes proclaiming "I'm not Superman" has not affected him much in All-Star Game voting. Cespedes is one of three National League outfielders with at least 1 million votes, according to totals released on Wednesday by Major League Baseball.Cespedes is also one of three
PITTSBURGH -- A slump that has Yoenis Cespedes proclaiming "I'm not Superman" has not affected him much in All-Star Game voting. Cespedes is one of three National League outfielders with at least 1 million votes, according to totals released on Wednesday by Major League Baseball.
Cespedes is also one of three Mets among the top five vote-getters at their respective positions. Neil Walker ranks third among second basemen, while Asdrubal Cabrera is fourth among shortstops.
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Cespedes' white-hot start has somewhat masked the fact that he has slumped recently. He entered Wednesday in an 0-for-10 funk, but he went 3-for-5. Overall, he is batting .275 with 15 home runs, trailing only Chicago's Dexter Fowler and Washington's Bryce Harper in fan voting.
Walker may have more of an uphill climb on the ballot, considering he trails two standout hitters in Chicago's Ben Zobrist and Washington's Daniel Murphy. But Walker's 13 home runs are only four fewer than those two players combined, giving him a foothold to potentially leapfrog them in voting.
Cabrera is batting .258 with five homers for the Mets, endearing himself to them with consistency both offensively and defensively. He trails Addison Russell of the Cubs, Trevor Story of the Rockies and Brandon Crawford of the Giants on the ballot.
Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.