The Boston Red Sox are loaded with star power but which players from this roster will represent the team in the 2018 MLB All-Star Game?
Time is running out to vote for your favorite Boston Red Sox position players to start in his year’s MLB All-Star Game.
Ballots close on July 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Until then, you can cast your vote online on MLB.com up to five times per day with a limit of 35 ballots per person.
A pair of Red Sox players have been getting plenty of support based on the most recent ballot update released by MLB. Mookie Betts leads American League outfielders by a significant margin and trails only Houston’s Jose Altuve at any position. J.D. Martinez has more than double the votes of the second-place Giancarlo Stanton at the DH spot.
First baseman Mitch Moreland and outfielder Andrew Benintendi are still hanging around the fringes of contention at their respective positions. They still need a lot more help from Red Sox Nation if they are going to push for a starting spot.
These are only the results of the fan vote and as we know from past experience, the fans can’t always be trusted to get it right (except Red Sox fans, we know best). There are also reserve players and the pitching staffs who will need to be selected by the managers.
If your favorite player isn’t currently in a starting spot on this ballot, fear not. They might still make the team! That’s why, for the purposes of this exercise, I’ll be looking at which Red Sox players should make the All-Star team. Regardless of what the ballot says or who the managers might select to fill out the roster. These are the guys I deem worthy of consideration.