The results from the first round of voting for the 2018 MLB All-Star game were released on Monday. Three Reds players are among the top vote-getters following the early days of voting, all three in the top five for their respective positions. All three players also happen to be in the leaderboards for offensive categories. Five-time All-Star was fifth among first basemen, Eugenio Suarez was fourth on the “Hot Corner” of third base, and Scooter Gennett was third at second base.
Votto, known as the “On-Base Machine,” tops all National League batters with a .433 on-base percentage. Suarez leads the NL with 48 RBIs with Gennett right behind him with 47. This trio of Cincinnati infielders is the consistent offensive production for the Reds so far this year, obviously showing with Suarez and Gennett batting in 95 runs together and Votto getting on base to help add to those numbers.
But what do Votto and Suarez have that Gennet doesn’t have?