It's weird that most of the blogosphere seems to think Vogelbach needs to be "representative" to even have a shot to go to the All-Star game. Overall in the AL rank through the 13th of June among qualified players Vogelbach was 10th in BB/K [0.81] 9th in OBP[.395], 8th in SLG%[.562], 7th in woBA[.399] and OPS[.957] , 5th in wRC+(159) and BB while tied at 5th-8th in HR . The ranks suggest he's one of the top 8 hitters in the league, or should be a starting All-Star. Nobody ahead of him in any of those stats is a DH. All while being 57th among 80 qualified with a .276 BAbip. He's hitting almost identically at 1b as at DH and was better at DH until the last 2 games. He raised his BAbip .009 yesterday so that rank probably rose. I did individual discussions of those stats with all 7 of the DH (Garcia has 4PA at DH, Stanton 0PA) who led him in votes through the first update. None came close to Vog.
Big Papi age 26 season 9.2 BB%/18.7 K%, .228 ISO, .294 BAbip, .272/.339/.500 .359 wOBA, 118 wRC+ 1.1 WAR. Only 394 of his 466 PA were at DH which was only .263/.325/.500. That's who I'm still looking at unless he hits the Ruthian stratosphere again.
EE is about the best bat expected to be available aside from maybe Rendon if he becomes available. It is possible Santana gets moved right back out of Cleveland if they fall out of it but that’s only about equivalent. It’s possible the Cubs could trade Rizzo or Red Sox trade Martinez but them falling out and pulling the trigger seems even less likely. Golschmidt and Arenado got extended, leaving the pending FA class of hitters with otherwise only Abreu, Smoak and Castellanos at the top unless you count an injured Trumbo.
He has credentials almost as good at 1b as Vog at DH if only Carlos Santana went first at 1st in several of those stats. But Santana was 4th in early voting, with Encarnacion not even in the top 10.