2014 MLB All Star Game: Final Vote


As with every year, the 2014 Major League Baseball All Star game is no different, there will undoubtedly be names left off of the roster that shouldn’t have been.  With All Star balloting being in large part, a popularity contest, Major League Baseball attempts to rectify some of the snubs with the Final Vote.

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This year, fans are once again tasked to picked between five players from both the American and National Leagues, with the leading vote getter to be included on the All Star game roster.

With some interesting names on both ballots, fans truly have a handful of options at their disposal.  Voting closes at 3pm central time on Thursday, July 10, so make sure to cast your vote for one of these deserving candidates.

Players nominated by 2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game managers for the Final Vote are listed below.

American League

Dallas Keuchel: Keuchel currently has 8 wins to bolster a young Houston Astros pitching staff and has amassed 84 strikeouts to the tune of a 3.06 ERA.

Corey Kluber: A massive bright spot for this years Cleveland Indians, Kluber has pitched like an All Star.  A 2.86 ERA and 137 strikeouts over 125.2 IP makes him an intriguing choice for the Final Vote.

Rick Porcello: One of the lesser known names in the Detroit Tigers starting rotation, Porcello aims to make the Final Vote backed by a 3.53 ERA and 11 wins to his credit.

Garrett Richards: Richards has been an absolute stud for the Los Angeles Angels this year.  He has pitched to the tune of a 2.71 ERA and 119 strikeouts over 116.1 IP.

Chris Sale: The AL Central hurler from the Chicago White Sox, Sale has once again been dominant.  Missing a few starts due to a DL trip, he is 8-1 with 96 strikeouts this year.

Updated Voting Standings (As of 7/8/14 11:00am CST)

Chris Sale

Garrett Richards

Rick Porcello

Corey Kluber

Dallas Keuchel

National League

Casey McGehee: Once cast off and out of Major League Baseball, McGehee has revitalized his career this year with the Marlins.  53 RBIs and a .320 AVG make him a nice Final Vote pick.

Justin Morneau: The former, long time first basemen of the hometown Minnesota Twins, Morneau has experienced a resurgence in Colorado with 13 HR and 59 RBIs.  Twins fans would love to see Morneau win the Final Vote.

Anthony Rendon: After a hot start, Rendon cooled some, but has since turned it back on.  The Washington Nationals infielder has hit 12 HR and driven in 50 RBI thus far.

Anthony Rizzo: One time Cubs stud prospect, Rizzo has burst onto the scene this year.  The big first basemen has belted 17 home runs and has an astounding .871 OPS.

Justin Upton: The Atlanta Braves outfielder has continued to be a strong asset at the plate.  Upton has 17 HR with 50 RBIs thus far and is hitting .273.

Updated Voting Standings (As of 7/8/14 11:00am CST)

Justin Morneau

Anthony Rizzo

Justin Upton

Anthony Rendon

Casey McGehee