Yankees Well Represented in All-Star Voting

Major League Baseball is turning their All-Star game into a joke. A few years ago they bored us to death until the game ended without a winner. Since then they have done some things to try to get fans excited by the game again. The first thing they did was to make the game count by giving the victorious league home field advantage in the World Series.

Unfortunately one of the newer things to do is to encourage fans to “vote early and vote often.” This has made it into a pure popularity contest. For example, Mark Teixeira has been one of the worst first basemen in baseball so far this season, but as of right now he’s a starter in the All-Star game (not that too many Yankees fans will complain).

That was my winded intro into the current voting leaders. The Yankees are well represented too so a lot of Yankee fans must be voting early and often. I guess that happens when you win the World Series.

Here are the leading vote getters:

2010 MLB All-Star Balloting : American League
1st Base
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Mark Teixeira Yankees 610,851
2. Justin Morneau Twins 527,688
3. Miguel Cabrera Tigers 402,719
4. Kevin Youkilis Red Sox 298,332
5. Carlos Pena Rays 232,636
2nd Base
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Robinson Cano Yankees 811,300
2. Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 487,733
3. Ian Kinsler Rangers 393,515
4. Orlando Hudson Twins 252,959
5. Ben Zobrist Rays 215,016
3rd Base
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Evan Longoria Rays 915,247
2. Alex Rodriguez Yankees 632,268
3. Michael Young Rangers 356,899
4. Adrian Beltre Red Sox 190,988
5. Brandon Inge Tigers 148,593
Shortstop
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Derek Jeter Yankees 1,005,810
2. Elvis Andrus Rangers 438,731
3. J.J. Hardy Twins 242,586
4. Jason Bartlett Rays 225,022
5. Alex Gonzalez Blue Jays 213,083
Catcher
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Joe Mauer Twins 1,138,286
2. Jorge Posada Yankees 427,310
3. Victor Martinez Red Sox 222,527
4. Taylor Teagarden Rangers 172,510
5. Mike Napoli Angels 131,588
Designated Hitter
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Vladimir Guerrero Rangers 725,752
2. Hideki Matsui Angels 465,615
3. Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners 323,564
4. David Ortiz Red Sox 235,986
5. Pat Burrell Rays 176,801
Outfield
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 604,675
2. Nelson Cruz Rangers 541,052
3. Carl Crawford Rays 532,201
4. Josh Hamilton Rangers 462,556
5. Torii Hunter Angels 399,283
6. Curtis Granderson Yankees 385,353
7. Nick Swisher Yankees 368,218
8. Brett Gardner Yankees 364,470
9. B.J. Upton Rays 327,102
10. Vernon Wells Blue Jays 323,701
11. Bobby Abreu Angels 314,365
12. Magglio Ordonez Tigers 247,917
13. Michael Cuddyer Twins 225,052
14. Johnny Damon Tigers 218,988
15. Julio Borbon Rangers 218,887
Results updated: Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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0 Responses to Yankees Well Represented in All-Star Voting

  1. Ryan Lambert says:

    i understand what your saying about Mark Teixeira, but it’s not all about his bat. What he brings day in and day out for the Yanks at firstbase is hard to replace. DEFENSE baby

  2. I’m as big a fan of Teixeira as the next guy, but he DOES NOT deserve to be a starter over Justin Morneau.

  3. Eric Communiello says:

    Yeah, the only Yankee I voted for was Cano.

    The fact that the entire Yankee’s outfield is 6-8 in voting says it all, the voting process has gotten out of hand.

  4. Mike S. says:

    What I can’t fathom is Polanco at 3B in the NL. I see Wright has votes but it seems that no NL voter has heard of Ryan Zimmerman.