A Quick Favor to Ask of You

About the Author: Eric Cressey

Hey Gang,

I’ve got a quick and easy favor to ask of you.

Cressey Performance client and Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis is a finalist (one of five) for the last All-Star spot on the American League roster – and it’s decided by fan voting.  Granted, I’m biased, but his numbers blow those of the other four candidates out of the water.  Youk’s a contender for the AL MVP award each year, and he’s currently on track for career highs in runs, hits, walks, homeruns, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS – all while playing Gold Glove caliber defense to help keep a team riddled with injuries on track.


Numbers aside, on a personal note, Kevin’s become a great friend, and several of our conversations about baseball development and hitting approaches have directed inspired some of the content on this blog.  He’s also a huge presence in the Boston area via all the money his charity raises for some awesome causes in the community.

So, with that said – whether it’s because his numbers warrant it or his contributions warrant it (or both) – I’d ask that you take a second to vote for him (as many times as you want, actually): 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote.

Voting ends Thursday at 4pm EST.  Thanks for your help – and here’s that link again: