2022 is proving to be a very positive year for Mexican athletes, thanks to the successes of Sergio Perez with the team of Red Bull on the formula 1being second in the world championship, in addition to the recent championship of Juan Toscano Anderson with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, the first for an Aztec player in the history of the best basketball in the world.
On the other hand, continuing with this line of successes, we have the Mexican catcher Alejandro Kirk of the Toronto Blue Jays in the MLB, who at the moment is the leader among all Major League catchers in votes received to play the All-Star Game, with one million 57 thousand and 8 votes, the sixth highest number in both Leagues .
The 23-year-old player is in his third season in the Major Leagues, and is already positioned as one of the best players on his team, and one of the best at his position in the entire competition.
Currently, Alejandro Kirk has the best batting average of the Blue Jays, above figures such as Vladimir Guerrero Jr and George Springer, in addition to 6 home runs, 22 runs batted in, 55 hits, 10 doubles, and the second best OPS of his team. at .861, behind Guerrero Jr.’s .863.
Throughout history, only 13 Mexican players have participated in an All-Star Game, with Beto Ávila becoming the first to achieve it, on July 8, 1982, representing the Cleveland team.
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Since then 12 players have joined this list: Jorge Orta, Isidro Monge, Fernando Valenzuela, Aurelio López, Vinicio Castilla, Estaban Loaiza, Joakim Soria, Adrián González, Yovanni Gallardo, Sergio Romo, Marco Estrada, and Roberto Osuna, with Alenadro Kirk being able to become the 14th, and the first at receiver to do so.