It’s been a rough start to the 2019 season for the San Francisco Giants, and the latest round of NL All-Star voting reflects that.
Via MLB, the Giants have just one player, catcher Buster Posey, as a top 10 vote getter at his respective position. Posey is currently ranked eighth, receiving 79,768 votes. The top three vote getters amongst NL catchers are Willson Contreras – Cubs (850,613), Brian McCann – Braves (269,963), and J.T. Realmuto – Phillies (206,442).
Every team must have one player represented in the All-Star Game, and the most likely candidate from the Giants will not come from fan voting. Closer Will Smith has been spectacular this season, executing all 14 of his save opportunities with a 2.19 ERA. The pitchers in the All-Star Game are selected by the players and the All-Star managers.
Posey, 32, has made the All-Star Game six times, including in each of the past three seasons. Smith, 29, has never been selected for an All-Star Game. The Giants’ 26-38 record is second worst in the National League.