Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes continues to maintain his hold on the third outfield spot for the National League in All Star voting.
With 1,097,593 votes, Cespedes has a solid margin over other National League outfielders with the closest being Jason Heyward who is more than 300,000 votes behind.
Cespedes has been slumping this month and spoke about that on Tuesday night.
“I’m a little bit lost at the plate right now, but my hip is not affecting me. … I know what I’m doing wrong. I’m jumping ahead a little bit before my swing. I know that I need to slow myself down. I’m having trouble doing that. I think I need to just get back in the cage and work on that.”
No other Mets are currently within grasp of a starting nod in the Mid Summer Classic.
Original Report – June 1
Major League Baseball released their first voting update for the 2016 All-Star Game, which will be played at Petco Park in San Diego on July 12.
The good news for the Mets is that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is the eighth-leading vote getter in the National League with 792,395 votes, and it places him third amongs all outfielders.
For now, Cespedes is the only Met holding onto a starting slot, but some other Mets are not too far behind.
Additionally, David Wright currently ranks 3rd among NL third basemen, Lucas Duda currently ranks 5th among NL first basemen, Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson rank 8th and 13th respectively at outfield.
Here are the latest tallies for the National League:
Keep in mind that Terry Collins will be managing the National League squad and he gets to select all the pitchers and reserve players.
That could mean Walker and Conforto sneak in as reserves, and that Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom and Jeurys Familia will have excellent shots to make the team as well. A lot of it will depend on how many spots Collins has to work with after he ensures every team is represented.
Keep voting! Vote five (5) times now and be sure to come back and vote again. You can vote up to 35 times until Thursday, June 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET.