Mexican receiver Alexander Kirk He leads surprisingly well in the U.S. league voting for the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and he outscored his closest rival by more than half a million votes.
A week before the close of voting for the interim game to be played at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 19, Kirk wants to become the first Mexican catcher to take part in the MLB All-Star Game.
Kirk, 23, of Tijuana, Baja California, played for the Toronto Blue Jays and received a total of 1,057,008 votes. Jose TrevinoNew York Yankees, adding up to 387,983.
Venezuela Salvador PerezKansas City Royals are third with 266,604 votes, followed by Puerto Ricans. Martin Maldonado231,005 and from the Houston Astros Christian VasquezFrom the Boston Red Sox, with 199,010, to build the Top-5
Of the AL catchers, Kirk received 35% of the vote, and Trevino 13% of the vote, which is the largest presence of any candidate in any position in the All-Star Game – except for the non-voting pitchers.
While it may seem surprising that the Mexican are in the lead, he has his advantage above, as he has a batting average of .307 and Borden leads all catchers at 2.2. In addition, he has 26 runs against six home runs, 22 RBIs and 21 strikeouts.
In 58 games, he has 55 wins, 30 runs and 10 doubles. With his OBP .397, .464 sluggish percentage and .861 OPS. He has scored only six times in doubles.
In 36 games – 33 starts and 29 of them finished – behind Catcher this season, he has worked 290.2 innings, in which he has made an error of .997 fielding percentage. He has no bass ball, with 14 bases stolen and eight knocked out, his stolen percentage being 36%.
The Blue Jays Pitchers have only six wild pitches when Kirk is in the catcher.