It is without question that the Cleveland Indians have at least one All-Star caliber player on the active roster this season. But fans around the country don’t necessarily agree.
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In the latest All-Star game voting updates released, the Indians don’t have a single player ranked in the top five (catcher, first base, second base, third base and shortstop) or top 15 in the outfield, according to MLB.com.
Salvador Perez (catcher), Eric Hosmer (first base), Jose Altuve (second base), Xander Bogaerts (shortstop), Manny Machado (third base), and Jackie Bradley Jr, Mike Trout and Lorenzo Cain (Outfield) are the top vote-getters at their respective positions.
No big surprises there, as all of the aforementioned players are having All-Star caliber seasons. It his, however, surprising that the Indians don’t have a single player listed among the field.
Let’s take a position-by-position look at where the Tribe players stack up compared to the rest of the American League.
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