Yankees: Five players who are on track to make this year’s All-Star Game
Numbers: .242 BA, 10 HR, 32 RBI, 27 R, 24 BB, .833 OPS,
Voit was the Yankees MVP during April and even though he’s cooled down a bit in May he’s still in good shape to make his first career All-Star game. Right now Voit has 10 HR and leads the Yankees in RBI with 32 which is the second most among AL first basemen and four behind last year’s starter Jose Abreu.
Abreu is probably the leader to start this year’s game again but Yankee fans might have something to say about that given Voit’s popularity among the fan base. If he doesn’t start Voit should earn a spot as a reserve especially when you consider the backup 1B selected last year was Mitch Moreland who’s numbers weren’t very All-Star worthy at all.
Voit has a .242 BA right now, but he broke out of an 0-22 slump Wednesday night by going 3 for 4 with two RBI so that average figures to rise in the coming weeks. Nonetheless, his overall production has been great and all season he’s been extremely clutch with RISP, hitting .353 with 22 RBI. Based on his performance so far Voit has already proven that last season was no fluke but after he makes this year’s All-Star game he’ll shut up all of his doubters for good.