Crew's Davis honored to be All-Star contender

Crew's Davis honored to be All-Star contender

MILWAUKEE -- Chalk it up as another milestone for sophomore Brewers outfielder Khris Davis: Seeing his name on the All-Star ballot.

And he's not just on the ballot. Davis, the Brewers' home run leader with 14 entering Saturday's game against the Rockies, ranked 11th among NL outfielders in the latest round of balloting results, with more than a million votes. He was ahead of Matt Holliday of the Cardinals, a six-time All-Star and a former batting champion.

"It's cool. It's an honor," said Davis, 26. "I really am just honored to be here to be in this situation. Next to a World Series, [the All-Star Game] is probably the next best thing."

Davis' favorite All-Star moment happened at Miller Park, when then-Twins outfielder Torii Hunter robbed Barry Bonds of a home run in the 2002 game, which ended in a tie.

Davis counts making an All-Star team among his goals.

"I think I can if I can get off to a good start and find that consistent ground early," said Davis, who would "definitely" take part in a Home Run Derby if presented the opportunity. "I think it really does mess up someone's swing, but it's fun. It's a different kind of game."

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 10:59 p.m. CT. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15, on FOX.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.