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No changes in AL All-Star voting

Posted on: June 21, 2011 3:49 pm
Edited on: June 21, 2011 3:57 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Josh HamiltonThis time of year, Major League Baseball releases All-Star voting totals every week, and at some point it becomes white noise -- especially when there's no change in the voting.

In the American League update released Monday, the top three at each position remained unchanged.

Of the nine positions fans get to vote for in the AL, eight are currently occupied by American League East players, with Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton the lone exception. And even the reigning MVP is getting some heat from Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury. Hamilton is third in outfield voting (trailing Toronto's Jose Bautista and New York's Curtis Granderson) with 2,400,408 votes, and Ellsbury now has 2,249,323 votes. Fellow Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is fifth.

The infield is dominated by Yankees -- catcher Russell Martin, second baseman Robinson Cano, third baseman Alex Rodriguez and shortstop Derek Jeter. First-baseman Adrian Gonzalez and DH David Oritz of the Red Sox lead at their positions.

Voting runs through June 30, and the teams are announced July 3. 

The complete voting is available on MLB.com.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:20 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:58 pm
 

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Since: May 19, 2011
Posted on: June 21, 2011 5:38 pm
 

No changes in AL All-Star voting

Jeter is an abomination.  There is definately something rotten in Denmark.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 21, 2011 5:33 pm
 

No changes in AL All-Star voting

I hate to say it, but most of that voting is actually warranted.  The obvious exception being Derek Jeter, who is having anything but an all-star caliber season.  My votes would be:

C Victor Martinez (I know he's only had nineteen starts at C, but look how bad the AL catching is) Second choice would be Alex Avila.
1B Gonzalez (Konerko second choice)
2B Cano (then Kendrick/Pedroia)
SS Asdrubal Cabrera (followed by Hardy)
3B Alex Rodriguez (Peralta)
OF Granderson (Lind)
OF Bautista (Joyce)
OF Ellsbury (Quentin)
DH Ortiz (Kubel)

I have zero love lost for the AL East, but they still dominate my all-star team based on who I think deserves to be starting due to performance, not reputation. 7 out of 9 starting spots with only Victor Martinez, and Asdrubal Cabrera breaking through.  No AL West players in there at all.



Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: June 21, 2011 5:33 pm
 

No changes in AL All-Star voting

No love for Konerko who is 2nd in the AL in HR's, and only behind Gonzo in BA and RBI for 1b?



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: June 21, 2011 5:01 pm
 

No changes in AL All-Star voting

I expect to see the Tigers being represented by "JV" and Cabrera with "JV" as the possible AL starting pitcher and Cabrera as a 1B or even at the DH position. Everyone expects for the AL team to be loaded with both Yanks and BoSox players,but damn.....can my Tigers get some love from the fans outside of "The D"?!Wink


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