Mets outfielders struggling in All-Star Game voting

By JT. Teran
May 10, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) follows through on a single against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
May 10, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) follows through on a single against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Only two Mets are even on the radar when it comes to the 2017 All-Star Game starting lineup, but their best player right now will probably need to be selected as an extra.

Major League Baseball released its first updated voting results for this year’s All-Star Game. Most Mets players are pretty much nowhere to be found with only a couple of them getting some votes.

Out of all the players on the roster, the two Amazin’s that have gotten the most votes are outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jay Bruce. Both are unfortunately still out of the top 3 — with Cespedes checking in at no. 9 and Bruce being right behind him.

Yo has been sidelined since late April with a pulled hamstring, so it makes sense that his voting numbers have taken a serious hit since he hasn’t been able to even play.

Jay Bruce, on the other hand, started out the season incredibly hot, and has since cooled a bit. He’s not necessarily a household name even playing in the big city, so his best chance is to plain and simply hit and play out of his mind to leapfrog so of the big names ahead of him.

Noticeably absent from the top 15 in voting is possibly the Mets best outfielder this season: Michael Conforto.

Look, if you’re reading this you probably already know why Conforto needs to be in the All-Star Game (If you don’t read this), but unfortunately, the odds are not in Michael’s favor when it comes to making the starting lineup. Only two players have ever been written-in to the game: the Braves’ Rico Carty in 1970, and the Dodgers’ Steve Garvey in 1974.

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However, if he keeps hitting over .300 with an OPS anywhere the 1.066 he’s at right now, we will definitely see him as a backup outfielder. Cubs manager Joe Maddon will be in charge of picking the subs, and Conforto should at least make that cut.

Either way, you should keep voting Mets. Head here to vote and don’t forget to #WriteInConforto!

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