But it's not the stats or the moments he's created that prove why he's deserving. No, it's the perfect reaction he had to learning of the support that tells you everything you need to know about the guy.
“Who would have thought?” Voit said, per the New York Post. “Obviously that’s a dream. Growing up as a little kid, you always want to make the All-Star team.”
He has the perfect mix of humility and wonderment. Just a year ago, Voit was struggling to find his way in the baseball world. Now, he's well on his way to his first All-Star nod.
He tipped his cap to Bronx faithful, saying “It helps being in New York, but that shows me I’m kind of turning into a fan favorite, too, so that’s pretty awesome that all these fans love me."
Voit has slashed .263/.379/.500 with 15 home runs and 41 runs batted in this year as he continues his baseball rebirth.
He's earned his spot among the ranks of baseball's top first basemen, and the humility he's shown only emphasizes why he's the right choice to represent the American League. Fan favorite, indeed.