With three Washington Nationals players already going to the All-Star Game, it’s time to get Trea Turner with them. Here’s how you can get him there.
The Washington Nationals are currently sending three players to the All-Star Game, and Trea Turner now has the chance to join them. He was selected to be part of the final vote, and here’s how you can vote for the star shortstop.
You can vote by going to the MLB All-Star Final Vote page here. You can cast unlimited votes online, you just have to input the robot prevention code over and over again. The vote closes on Wednesday, July 11, at 4:00 p.m. ET.
In years past, there has previously been the ability to vote on Twitter via a hashtag, but this doesn’t seem to be the case this year. So only online votes will be counted this time.
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Why vote Turner?
We assume that if you’re here you’re voting for Trea Turner anyway. But if you need a little more reason or just want to reminisce some of his best moments, then you’ve come to the right place.
Leads NL Shortstops in WAR
The stat geeks are a big fan of WAR, even though it has some holes, when trying to value a player’s overall value. So Turner leading the league’s shortstops in that is a great indicator that he should get to the All-Star Game.
He has a 3.2 figure, which is higher than current All-Stars Brandon Crawford and Trevor Story, who have 2.5 and 2.3 figures respectively. He’s also tied with Paul Goldschmidt for the sixth in the NL as a whole, and everyone above him in WAR is an All-Star.
He’s coming off the game of his life
You might just remember this game. On Monday night, the Nats were down 9-0 to the Miami Marlins, and it was Turner who was the catalyst of the comeback. He drove in eight, including the huge go-ahead grand slam that may be the season’s turning point. Relive it below:
He’s Anthony Rendon’s favorite player
In case you didn’t know, Trea Turner and Anthony Rendon have a bit of a bromance going on. Each owning t-shirts declaring that they are their favorite players.
Although Rendon himself didn’t make the game, he’ll definitely be vocal about his buddy being voted in. If you know the Nats’ third baseman, he’s rarely vocal about anything, so when he does speak up, you know he means business.
It’s not out of the realms of possibility that Rendon may make the game as an injury replacement. That really would be an awesome moment if they both played at the same time in their home stadium on the All-Star team.
The Washington Nationals and their fans now have a chance to add a fourth home representative to the NL team. Trea Turner fully deserves it but requires our help to be voted in.