Guardians 3B José Ramírez second in All-Star voting; 2B Andrés Giménez in third
The first look at the 2022 MLB All-Star ballot standings have been released, and a couple Cleveland Guardians are in the mix.
The no-brainer is third baseman José Ramírez, who currently sits in second place behind Boston’s Rafael Devers. The totals are close, as Ramirez has 711,367 votes to Devers’ 727,669. The season numbers for Ramírez are well-known in these parts, but Devers is having an excellent campaign of his own, hitting .330/.384/.604 with 16 home runs, 24 doubles, 43 RBIs, a 4.1 fWAR and a 177 wRC+. No matter who ends up starting the All-Star Game, he will have certainly earned it.
The somewhat surprising result so far is that second baseman Andrés Giménez is in third place in the voting with 514,982 votes. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve leads the group with 710,708 votes, and Toronto’s Santiago Espinal is in second with 522,154.
Even if Giménez is unable to make up the lofty difference between him and Altuve, it just goes to show that his breakout season is certainly gaining some national recognition. In 172 at-bats, Giménez is hitting .302/.342/.500 with seven home runs, nine doubles, and a 140 wRC+. (currently, Altuve is sporting a 148 wRC+).
If you’re looking to help Ramírez, Giménez, or anyone else on the Guardians get over the voting hump, you can vote here as many as five times per every 24-hour period. Phase 1 voting closes at 2 p.m. ET on June 30, when the leading vote-getters in the AL and NL get the starting nod while the top two vote-getters at every position and the top six outfielders move on to the finals of the voting process.
All you really need to know, though, is to keep voting as much as you possibly can.