The preliminary All-Stars voting tallies have been released, and the Yankees have two representatives, Gary Sanchez and Luke Voit. The Yankees could have five maybe even six candidates for the All-Stars game. So let’s take a look at four candidates in addition to Sanchez and Voit.
The Yankee Second Baseman has been the early season MVP. And if it was not LeMahieu, the Yankees would not find themselves atop the AL East. DJ LeMahieu has 7 home runs and 41 RBI’s through 247 at-bats. The Gold Glove Second Baseman has given the Yankees all they could have envisioned when signing him this offseason. DJ has played multiple positions for Bronx Bombers while maintaining an above .300 batting average.
When the idea of underrated contenders for a Yankee All-Star came to mind, Gio Urshela was a clear candidate. Gio Urshela was someone that was almost a castaway, a man without a place to play. The Toronto Blue Jays basically gave away Urshela. And that lack of faith in the 27-year-old infielder was the benefit of that Yankees. Urshela has career-high 30 RBI’S and one off trying a career-high in home runs.
The unofficial ace of the 2019 New York Yankees, Domingo German would be a worthwhile representative in Cleveland this Summer. Domingo German is currently on the Injured List with a left hip flexor strain. However, putting that fact aside, German has done a wonderful job for the Yankees this season. The young right-hander has a record of 9-2 with 77 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched.
The Yankee closer is among the elite relievers in the game. Aroldis Chapman still delivers one of the hardest fastballs in all of the Major League Baseball. And it’s on the strength of that fastball that Aroldis would make the trip to Cleveland.
The Yankees are playing well and such a display deserves to be well represented. The Yankees should easily have Gary Sanchez and Luke Voit in Cleveland. But they should be accompanied by LeMahieu, Urshela, German, and Chapman.