Sox’ JBJ Moves Into Starting OF Group in AL All-Star Voting
The latest polling results for the MLB All-Star game are in and another Red Sox player has crept into the starting lineup.
Joining retiring designated hitter David Ortiz and shortstop Xander Bogaerts, among the top vote getters in the latest weekly standings, Boston Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has become the third member of the team to hold a potential starting spot for the midsummer classic.
Bradley, who put together a 29-game hitting streak earlier this season, has put together quite an impressive first half of the 2016 campaign. The speedy center fielder is slashing .323/.400/.582 and has hit nine homers while driving in 38 runs and scoring another 29.
The numbers are a far cry from the 26-year-old's career numbers, which hover around .236/.314/.398.
According to the MLB.com update, not only has Bradley found his way into the top outfield group in the voting but he has also gained significant ground on the second highest voted outfielder, Kansas City's Lorenzo Cain.
Boston's right fielder Mookie Betts is also gaining ground in the outfield group as well.