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Mike Trout has been named MVP of the 2014 All-Star game.
For an encore his mom should have jumped in the 'vette and challenge her son to a race out of the stadium for the ultimate mic drop ever. While that did not happen, Trout continues to solidify himself as the league's top all-around superstar with one MVP down and possibly another one to come as his first half stats place him arguably at the top of the conversation for this year's end of the season AL MVP honors. Trout finished Tuesday's ASG game going 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Stephen Voigt went 3-for-5 with a home run, five RBI and one run scored in the Athletics 8-6 loss to the Twins on Monday.
Voigts first inning grand slam gave him seven home runs on the season to go along with 25 RBI and an impressive .372 average. The Athletics surprisingly traded away catcher Derek Norris to the Padres in the offseason which left the starting catcher job to Voigt who impressed during stretches of last season before being hobbled with an injury which clearly affected his production. The power is real with Voigt which is something many expected from him with every day at bats but the batting average and overall productiveness has been a welcomed site and has made him an early fantasy darling to his owners. While there is certainly going to be some regression in his average there is little doubt he will reach the 20 home run plateau which should rank him among the league leads at the position. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba