MLB All-Star voting is quickly coming to an end, but there is still time to vote for players who are deserving of more love than they have gotten so far. With primary voting ending on Friday the 21 at 4:00 pm EST, and the top three at each position then moving on to the next round of voting, you've got 24+ hours to get your Googlin' fingers rolling. Though time may be limited, there are still several players who should enter the picture to participate in this year's Midsummer Classic. Here are six players who deserve to have more All-Star votes.
1. DJ LeMahieu
DJ LeMahieu is currently in the top three on the ballot for AL second basemen as of the last update, but he sits in third, several hundred thousand votes behind Tommy La Stella and Jose Altuve. However, LeMahieu should be the runaway starter at second. LeMahieu trails only Brandon Lowe amongst AL second baseman in WAR with 2.6 compared to Lowe's 2.7, and leads Altuve (0.2) and La Stella (1.7) by a wide margin. He also leads all AL second baseman in average at .315, and leads all of baseball in average with RISP at .462. This is an MVP candidate in third? Come on.
2. Rafael Devers
Rafael Devers is having a breakout year for Boston, but he is currently on the outside looking in when it comes to All-Star voting. The 22-year-old slugger is currently fourth in voting behind Alex Bregman, Gio Urshela, and an injured Hunter Dozier. Devers certainly deserves more recognition, with a .307 average, .864 OPS, and 2.6 WAR. Devers has also improved dramatically on the defensive side of things, and is more than deserving of moving to the next stage of voting.
3. Anthony Rendon
Anthony Rendon is having an incredible season on an otherwise disappointing Nationals squad, and an argument could easily be made he should be the starting third baseman in the NL, and certainly should not be fifth in the voting. Rendon currently trails Nolan Arenado, Kris Bryant, Josh Donaldson, and Justin Turner despite having the highest OPS of the bunch at 1.038. Rendon is having a career year and certainly should be playing in the classic, though he ALWAYS seems to get snubbed.
4. Charlie Blackmon
There is no doubt that the outfield in the NL is incredibly stacked, with names like Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and Ronald Acuña Jr. headlining the current voting. However, Blackmon currently barely holds on to the ninth and final outfield spot, but he deserves so much more than that. Blackmon trails players like Nick Markakis and Jayson Heyward, but he has been far superior. Blackmon is batting .339 with a 1.018 OPS and leads the NL in triples with six.
5. Tommy Pham
The AL outfield is kind of a mess right now. Players who are either undeserving or have missed extended time currently occupy several spots in the top nine. One player who deserves to take one of those spots is Tommy Pham. Pham may not grab many headlines, but he is having an excellent season with a .301 average, .886 OPS, and 2.7 WAR. Pham has been one of the best outfielders in the game this season, yet he is just 14th in the current standings for the AL outfielders. And believe me -- he's noticed, and he's not happy about it.
6. Trevor Story
Trevor Story is having an incredible season for the Rockies and could enter the MVP conversation at some point, yet he is not in line to make it to the next round of voting, as he currently trails Javier Baez, Dansby Swanson, and Corey Seager at shortstop in the NL. Story has an incredible 3.2 WAR, which trails just Paul DeJong among NL shortstops (who also deserves more recognition). He owns a .294 average, .907 OPS, and leads the NL in runs scored with 65. Story is more than deserving of cracking the top three -- let's hope his MRI comes back clean on Thursday, and we can get right back to voting for him.