Alejandro Kirk has stormed onto the Major League stage in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he has quickly become a fan favourite among the Toronto Blue Jays faithful. The man known as Captain Kirk has spent the last three seasons with the Blue Jays and has taken center stage this season and as a result has been named an MLB All-Star.
Captain Kirk: By The Numbers
Captain Kirk has had his best season in MLB, the season is only halfway done. He made his Toronto Blue Jays debut and his MLB debut in 2020, since then he has been on the rise, and quickly. In 2022 Alejandro Kirk has 75 hits in 242 at-bats, he has 10 home runs so far this season and an impressive .310 batting average.
The now 23-year-old catcher lead all catchers in fan voting for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game. Alejandro will join teammate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. as American League starters in the All-Star game. Alejandro Kirk took 74% of the votes for AL Catchers the second finalist was New York Yankees catcher Jose Trevino who had 24% of the votes. Blue Jays infielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr. took 66% of the votes among American League first baseman.
Alejandro Kirk is officially an MLB All-Star in just his second full season with the Toronto Blue Jays, at only 23-years of age. The Toronto Blue Jays have missed veteran catcher Danny Jansen who has battled injuries all season, however, the five-foot-eight catcher has provided everything the Blue Jays could’ve hoped for and more.
In 145 MLB games, the young Blue Jays catcher has amassed 124 hits, 63 runs, 19 home runs, and holds a career .288 batting average. In 2021 Alejandro Kirk belted 40 hits and 8 home runs in his first full season playing 60 games.
The future for Captain Kirk is very bright and the same can be said for the Toronto Blue Jays, there is no telling where he will finish in terms of offensive stats when the 2022 season comes to a close. It’s without a doubt Kirk is a fan favourite in Toronto, and arguably around MLB. The young career will continue to unfold and we will be able to enjoy the entertainment Alejandro Kirk and the exciting Blue Jays team provide every game.
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