Evan Longoria has been selected to be in the Final Five vote for the American League All-Star Team. Longoria hasn’t been named to the all-star team since 2010 and has represented the league three times. Longoria is in the midst of a bounce back season in which he has been as productive as he was during those younger All Star years.
Longoria had a slow April, with a .232/.263/.421 and 79 wRC+, which seemed to continue his power decline from the previous year. Since the calendar flipped to May, however, Longoria has been a force in the middle of the lineup hitting .297/.356/.563 and 143 wRC+ with 14 homers over 266 plate appearances.
The offensive speaks for itself, but he has brought his reliable glove to the hot corner. Longoria is currently 12th in the AL at 2.8 fWAR, and is a deserving Rays representative to the All Star game in his native southern California.
He will face off against Detroit 2B Ian Kinsler, Boston 2B Dustin Pedroia, Toronto OF Michael Saunders, and Houston OF George Springer in the final five voting. Vote now and vote often to send the face of the franchise to the All-Star Game.