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Stating Their Case: Vote Westy and Mounty 

July 1, 2024

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1B Ryan Mountcastle

Ryan Mountcastle has been a staple in the Orioles lineup in recent years, and while that remains the same this season, it's the strides that he has made defensively that have turned him into a complete player. Tied for the lead among American League first basemen with four defensive runs saved, Mountcastle seemingly continues to fly under the radar. The speed that he displays, though, is arguably the most underrated aspect of his game, ranking fourth among MLB first basemen in average sprint speed (27.5), per Statcast. Mountcastle has picked up right where he left off last season, continuing to mash left-handed pitching, slashing .306/.359/.494 (26-for-85) off them. He also leads qualified AL first basemen in extra-base hits with 33 and ranks among them in doubles (T-1st, 21) runs (T-1st, 43), average (2nd, .276), SLG (2nd, .466), hits (3rd, 81), and home runs (T-3rd, 11). Mountcastle is in search of his first career All-Star honor and would become the first Orioles first baseman to start a Midsummer Classic since Chris Davis in 2013. Vote Mounty at

*Stats as of Friday, June 28

3B Jordan Westburg

Recently proclaimed as “Mr. Routine” by teammate Colton Cowser, Jordan Westburg’s consistent play has quietly solidified him as one of the premier third basemen in the sport. He’s become a household name in Birdland during his sophomore campaign, proving to be a threat in the heart of the Orioles lineup, ranking among AL third basemen in total bases (2nd, 145) and home runs (3rd, 13). Westburg has not just showed off on offense, but has also anchored the hot corner this season, his five Outs Above Average are tied for the lead among AL third basemen, per Statcast. He is looking to return to his home state of Texas, but he needs your help. Vote Westy at

*Stats as of Thursday, June 27