With the Major League Baseball All-Star game just around the corner, Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is a final vote candidate along with four others players. Morneau was signed by the Colorado Rockies this offseason to fill a gaping hole at first to fill the void for Todd Helton who retired after 17-years in the Majors — all with the Rockies. Looking at the stats, Justin has done a solid job filling it.
Morneau has put on a clinic at the dish thus far in a loaded Rockies lineup. The 33-year-old out of New Westminster, Canada is hitting .315/.347/.514 with 20 doubles, 2 triples, 13 home runs, and 59 RBI’s. What’s more impressive is that Justin has only struck out 38 times in 317 at-bats.
Morneau hopes to join teammates Troy Tulowitzki (starter) and Charlie Blackmon (reserve) in the All-Star game which will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It would be a homecoming for Morneau who spent his first 11 seasons in a Minnesota Twins uniform.
Make sure to vote Morneau by following the link to MLB.com, or vote for him via text by texting N2 to 89269.
Here are the final vote candidates for each league, starting with the American League.
The Colorado Rockies continue a three-game set with the San Diego Padres tonight at Coors Field.