Yet on a day off, the Yankees took a few more victories.
With six players among the finalists named starters in the upcoming All-Star Game in Cleveland, the Yankees lay down two places in the American League lineup, with catcher Gary Sanchez and other baseman DJ LeMahieu earning honors. The full rosters will be revealed on Sunday.
Sanchez will make his second All Star look in his third full season and pick up 47.1% of the vote while knocking out James McCann from the White Sox (33.1) and Houston's Robinson Chirinos ( 19.8). Deletes the memory of last year's disastrous campaign – where Sanchez beat 189 and appeared in 89 games ̵
LeMahieu had been an All-Star on a few occasions (2015, 2017) with the Rockies, but will make his first start after earning 38% of the vote, topping Jose Altuve (31.5) and Tommy La Stella (30.5) . Halfway through his first season in the Bronx, LeMahieu has already made Brian Cashman look brilliant to unlock the 30-year-old batting champ on a two-year, $ 24 million deal. Hoping around the infield, the helper has used the majority of the season on another base while sending a league-best 0.336 batting average. LeMahieu is on the verge of crushing his career – high on 15 home runs – already with 12 – ranking sixth in AL with 54 RBI's and ninth in OPS (.906).
Aaron Judge, who was an All Star starter in his only two full seasons in the majesties, almost cut back on his popularity – finishing fourth and less than 1% behind third place Michael Brantley – but the 27-year-old was injured by being limited to 25 battles with an offset injury.
Gleyber Torres was able to start at a position he no longer plays (short-stop), but the 22-year-old could only collect 31.2% of the vote and fall to Jorge Polanco (42%). Although Torres has had a strong sophomore season – betting .291, with 19 races and a .903 OPS – Polanco has so far had a career year with AL Centrale leading Twins, batting .321 with 11 home runs and a. 911 OPS.
Luke Voit will also hope to make his first All-Star appearance as a reserve, taking 25.8% of the vote, while Carlos Santana (49.2) ran away with the first base victory. Third baseman Giovany Urshela (23.3%) finished third in third base vote, behind Alex Bregman (49.1) and Hunter Dozier (27.6).