The first update in the MLB All-Star voting is out and Austin Meadows is currently the only Rays position player slated to make it past the primaries and into the final round of voting.
In MLB’s newly updated voting system, the top three players from each position, along with the top nine from the outfield will be placed into a final vote situation, giving fans 28 hours to vote and decide the All-Star game starters.
With the update, Austin Meadows has received 468,111 votes, with Mike Trout and George Springer easily securing the top two spots. The next Rays outfielder on the list is Tommy Pham, who has received the 15th most votes among outfielders. He needs to jump six more spots in order to proceed to the finals, with the difference as of now just being over 100,000 votes.
- Mike Zunino is 8th for catchers
- Ji-Man Choi is 9th for first baseman
- Brandon Lowe is 7th for second baseman
- Willy Adames is 10th for short stops
- Yandy Diaz is 10th for third baseman
- Austin Meadows is 3rd, Tommy Pham is 15th, and Kevin Kiermaier is 19th for outfielders
- Avisail Garcia is 9th for designated hitters
The primary voting round will conclude on Friday, June 21st at 4 p.m. so there is still ample opportunity for you to show your support to the deserving members of the Rays squad.