According to Bleacher Report, the Kansas City Royals are dominating this season’s’ ongoing MLB All-Star Voting. This is coming after from a report by MLB.com writer Austin Laymance in which he lays out how much the Royals players are slapping the dick off the All-Star voting this season. Well, at least their fanbase is, or it could be some super evil villain in a volcano island hideout with a quantum computer that has hacked into the MLB website. So yeah, I’m voting for the latter.
Seven Royals players are currently leading vote-getters. Yes, 63% of the Royals lineup are winning this vote-early-vote-often popularity contest. The names are common among us DFSers. And frankly, we all have been using them in our lineups. It is no surprise these guys are getting votes. Their names are constantly mentioned on the nightly highlight shows.
As a team, the Royals are 5th in batting average and a game and half above the Twins. But they are in the middle of the pack in virtually all of the team statistics. Why? How are these boys getting the votes and the heat? It could be their pitching. They are 1st in least amount of hits given up; those are kind of important because without them base-runners aren’t born. And frankly, when you keep hits off the board for your opponents; you stand a good chance at winning the game. Then you’ve got the MLB Relative Power Index, which the Royals are 2nd behind the Cardinals; whatever that means. All that aside, the Royals are a very good baseball team. Remember folks, they went toe-to-toe with the Cardinals last year in the series.
So, numbers aside I propose there is another reason the fans are flooding the All-Star voting. Because the fans can vote as many times as they want and as often as they want. Also, Kansas City may not have much of a nightlife. So, maybe fans are just punching all this up on their smartphones and doo-dads and whiz-bangs and doing because they can. Or there is a Moneyball watching mad super villain cackling to the sky in a supercomputer lair somewhere. My vote is Cleveland because nobody would suspect a super villain from Cleveland.
Maybe, I should fill out a ballot?
Till next time, vote early and vote often.