American League All-Star vote totals were released today. While not unkind to Mike Trout, he was staring up at a familiar face in the balloting.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was the leading vote-getter with 1,500,165 votes. New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is second with 1,235,230 votes and Trout leads all outfielders with 1,190,676.
Cabrera won the Triple Crown and the American League MVP award last year in a hotly contested race that saw Trout place second.
There’s still plenty of time for Trout to win this popularity contest; balloting concludes on July 11.
For the complete balloting results, click here.
Some more Monday bullet points:
• Believe it or not, there is a baseball juggernaut in Southern California.
• Thanks to colleague Wes Woods for recommending Bombino. I don’t know what they’re singing in this song, which consists entirely of two chords and reminds me of early Santana: