Derek Jeter still leads SS category in AL All-Star Ballot

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Derek Jeter may have the slimmest lead in all the All-Star game categories, but he’s still in contention to be the starting shortstop in the Summer classic.

Jeter’s (2,353,336) leads Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (1,933,117) for the shortstop vote, but Jeter’s lead had increased in recent weeks. If Jeter becomes the starting shortstop in the All-Star game, that would be his 14th selection, breaking a tie with Mariano Rivera and Joe DiMaggio, both who were 13-time All-Stars. Mickey Mantle leads the pack with 20 All-Star selections. 

Here’s the updated numbers for the All-Star ballot:

FIRST BASE
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers — 2,645,000
Jose Abreu, White Sox — 1,420,294
Chris Davis, Orioles — 1,087,112
Albert Pujols, Angels — 1,040,316
Mark Teixeira, Yankees — 718,367

SECOND BASE
Robinson Cano, Mariners — 2,007,055
Ian Kinsler, Tigers — 1,338,272
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox — 1,264,329
Jose Altuve, Astros — 932,978
Brian Dozier, Twins — 841,980

SHORTSTOP
Derek Jeter, Yankees — 2,353,336
Alexei Ramirez, White Sox — 1,933,117
J.J. Hardy, Orioles — 1,259,268
Jose Reyes, Blue Jays — 871,633
Jed Lowrie, Athletics — 629,686

THIRD BASE
Josh Donaldson, Athletics — 2,436,771
Adrian Beltre, Rangers — 1,346,957
Manny Machado, Orioles — 1,182,098
Evan Longoria, Rays — 1,118,453
Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays — 758,043

CATCHER
Matt Wieters, Orioles — 1,852,770
Derek Norris, Athletics — 1,486,850
Brian McCann, Yankees — 1,344,076
Kurt Suzuki, Twins — 812,865
A.J. Pierzynski, Red Sox — 810,050

DESIGNATED HITTER
Nelson Cruz, Orioles — 2,457,349
David Ortiz, Red Sox — 1,652,470
Victor Martinez, Tigers — 1,418,509
Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays — 1,276,851
Brandon Moss, Athletics — 796,159

OUTFIELD
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays — 3,665,208
Mike Trout, Angels — 3,286,511
Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays — 1,674,232
Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics — 1,511,838
Adam Jones, Orioles — 1,490,000
Michael Brantley, Indians — 1,284,901
Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees — 1,264,746
Nick Markakis, Orioles — 1,170,304
Carlos Beltran, Yankees — 1,081,686
Torii Hunter, Tigers — 989,715
Coco Crisp, Athletics — 748,013
Alex Rios, Rangers — 742,780
Brett Gardner, Yankees — 737,736
Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers — 699,751
Josh Hamilton, Angels — 696,991

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6 Responses to Derek Jeter still leads SS category in AL All-Star Ballot

  1. Tim says:

    Did you mean to say "slimiest lead" or was that a spelling error?

  2. Mickey Mantle played 18 seasons, and was a 16x ASG selection.

    • tom says:

      19x selections.. 16x game appearances…… 2 all star games for 59-61.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      The press release I got said Mantle was 20 so that's what I put in the article. The press release could be wrong, but that's what I put from the information I had.

  3. According to Baseball Reference, Mickey made the All-Star team 16 times. The only years he didn't were his rookie season, he only played 96 games and hit .267/.349/.443 that year, and 1966, when he had great numbers but was hurt for a good chunk of the year. He only played 18 season so 20, or even 19, is definitely out of the question.

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