Cubs prospects Willson Contreras, Albert Almora Jr. and Dan Vogelbach lead fan balloting for Triple-A All-Star Game
The Cubs dominated the fan voting for the National League All-Star team at the Major League level. And the fans have spoken at the Triple-A level. Three Iowa Cubs lead the voting to represent the organization in the Triple-A All-Star Game.
Willson Contreras, Albert Almora Jr. and Dan Vogelbach are the leading vote-getters at their respective positions in the Pacific Coast League. Arismendy Alcantara is third among second basemen. Munenori Kawasaki received the fifth most votes at shortstop, Kris Negron the same among third basemen.
Spencer Patton is third in the voting for relief pitchers.
Rangers’ power prospect, Joey Gallo is the leading vote-getter in the Pacific Coast League.
Those that have not voted, click on this link. There are several Cubs prospects that are deserving of a spot on the PCL All-Star team.
Willson Contreras has not slowed down at the plate. Contreras ran his hitting streak to 11 games Wednesday and his line from Monday’s game is just ridiculous. Contreras was 4-for-5 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored. Contreras smacked a grand slam and solo home run and finished the game with 10 total bases.
Contreras finished May with a .324/.419/.657 slash line with a 1.076 OPS. And 17 of his 34 hits went for extra bases (seven doubles, two triples, eight home runs). It’s the Pacific Coast League, but those are eye-popping numbers.
For the season, Willson Contreras is batting .337/.427/.574 with 12 doubles, two triples and eight home runs for a 1.001 OPS. Contreras has 24 walks and 26 strikeouts in 169 at-bats.
Contreras ranks seventh in the PCL in batting average, fourth in OBP one spot behind Dan Vogelbach, eighth in slugging, fourth in OPS and eighth in total bases.
Albert Almora Jr. is having a good season. Almora Jr. has slowed down at the plate and the lack of walks is alarming. Statistically, Almora Jr. deserves to represent the Cubs in the All-Star Game. Almora Jr. finished May with a .286/.286/.397 slash line with eight doubles and three triples for a .683 OPS. Almora Jr. did not walk once in 126 plate appearances and struck out 19 times. Almora Jr. has not walked since April 23 and five of his six walks on the season came in the first six games.
In 50 games, Almora Jr. has put together a .315/.330/.450 line with 12 doubles, three triples and three home runs for a .780 OPS. Almora Jr. has six walks and 29 strikeouts in 200 at bats. Almora Jr. is tied for third in the league in hits (63).
Dan Vogelbach has put up really good numbers hitting in the PCL. Vogelbach dropped off in May after a sensational start to the season. Vogelbach batted .280/.415/.500 in 29 games with four doubles and six home runs for a .915 OPS. Vogelbach walked 22 times with 22 strikeouts in 100 at-bats.
Vogelbach has played in 49 games this year and has a .314/.429/.527 line with 10 doubles, a triple and eight home runs for a .955 OPS. Vogelbach has 32 walks and 45 strikeouts in 169 at-bats. Vogelbach ranks third in the PCL in on-base percentage and is second in the league in walks.