If All-Star voting ended today in the American League, the Kansas City Royals would have seven people in the starting lineup, which is determined by fan voting. That’s seven. First baseman Eric Hosmer would be starting, instead of two-time Most Valuable Player Miguel Cabrera. Second baseman Omar Infante, who has a batting average of only .216 and has the lowest OPS in 2015 of any qualified player, is only 150,000 votes behind the leader, Astros’ star Jose Altuve. Reigning Most Valuable Player Mike Trout from the Angels would get to start in center field, but Royals outfielder Alex Gordon trails Trout by fewer than 300,000 votes. If Gordon and Infante can catch up, then the whole starting lineup would be made of the Royals. This trend has attracted a great deal of attention, as you might imagine. Cliff Corcoran of Sports Illustrated is encouraging his readers to vote for other players, but Royals fans haven’t broken any rules. After all, any fan can vote up to 35 times, and Royals fans have been doing their part. If you think that this MLB betting fan base wasn’t electrified by their team’s first return to the World Series in 30 years, then you need to think again. At the present time, fans have already placed over nine million votes. Here is a look at some of the position leaders and how to get the best players into the starting lineup.
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