Mookie Betts Again Trails Only Jose Altuve In AL All-Star Voting
The latest All-Star voting update was released Tuesday, and Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts remains the second-leading vote-getter in the American League.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Betts had received 2,337,514 All-Star votes. That's second only to Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who had received 2,460,967 votes.
Altuve led Betts by nearly 3,700 votes in an update released June 19.
Altuve leads the majors with a .343 batting average, while Betts is second at .338.
Betts, who missed 14 games with an abdominal strain, has recorded 77 hits, 19 home runs, 40 RBIs and 58 runs scored.
Altuve has played 80 games this season and has 109 hits, 7 home runs, 41 RBIs and 53 runs scored.
Boston's J.D. Martinez leads all AL designated hitters with 1,675,492 votes, while Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox is sixth among AL outfielders with 784,969.
In an update released Monday, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was the NL's leading vote-getter with 2,199,904 votes. Braves outfielder Nick Markakis was second overall in NL voting, while Ozzie Albies of the Braves was first among all second basemen.