Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Andrew Benintendi Falls Short In All-Star Final Vote; Jean Segura Gets Nod

Andrew Benintendi Falls Short In All-Star Final Vote; Jean Segura Gets Nod

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt finished second in the NL balloting, followed by Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals and Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals. He was followed by Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons.

Shortstop Jean Segura is headed to Washington, D.C. for the MLB All-Star Game after winning the American League's Final Vote, becoming the fourth Mariners player named to the AL's All-Star team.

Aguilar was widely considered to be the most deserving of the NL candidates. Prevailing in NL is Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar. Heading into Wednesday's series finale with Miami, the 28-year-old led the National League in homers (23) and slugging percentage (.631) while ranking third in RBI (64).

As for Segura, the Mariners infielder is in the midst of a career year at the plate.

Segura entered Wednesday's slate with a slash line of.329/.356/.467 (130 OPS+) with 24 doubles and 14 stolen bases.

Segura's consistent production has helped ease the loss of second baseman Robinson Cano, who first suffered a broken hand and was then hit with an 80-game suspension for a positive PED test. Now in its 17 season, the All-Star Final Vote has recorded over 845 million votes.

Segura will make his second trip to the All-Star Game (also 2013) after receiving 13.6 million votes in the Final Vote competition.

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