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AL All-Star Voting

2009 MLB All-Star Balloting : American League
1st Base
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Kevin Youkilis Red Sox 414,693
2. Miguel Cabrera Tigers 299,597
3. Mark Teixeira Yankees 295,798
4. Justin Morneau Twins 275,990
5. Chris Davis Rangers 217,166
2nd Base
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Ian Kinsler Rangers 514,645
2. Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 426,127
3. Aaron Hill Blue Jays 273,039
4. Robinson Cano Yankees 257,695
5. Brian Roberts Orioles 185,728
3rd Base
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Evan Longoria Rays 664,060
2. Michael Young Rangers 296,025
3. Alex Rodriguez Yankees 245,414
4. Scott Rolen Blue Jays 227,650
5. Mike Lowell Red Sox 215,945
Shortstop
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Derek Jeter Yankees 664,630
2. Marco Scutaro Blue Jays 273,589
3. Elvis Andrus Rangers 258,243
4. Jason Bartlett Rays 233,482
5. Alexei Ramirez White Sox 129,086
Catcher
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Joe Mauer Twins 381,443
2. Victor Martinez Indians 284,988
3. Jason Varitek Red Sox 281,549
4. Jorge Posada Yankees 277,849
5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia Rangers 272,830
Outfield
RANK PLAYER NAME AL TEAM TOTAL VOTES
1. Jason Bay Red Sox 446,183
2. Josh Hamilton Rangers 442,553
3. Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 306,453
4. Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners 305,046
5. Nick Markakis Orioles 294,343
6. Carl Crawford Rays 260,325
7. Nelson Cruz Rangers 253,456
8. Grady Sizemore Indians 252,231
9. Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox 244,004
10. Torii Hunter Angels 242,712
11. Johnny Damon Yankees 235,104
12. Andruw Jones Rangers 215,294
13. J.D. Drew Red Sox 206,507
14. Vernon Wells Blue Jays 194,294
15. Curtis Granderson Tigers 186,040

There you have the American League All Star Voting so far. I will give you my thoughts on each position.
First Base: I have been voting for Justin Morneau. I still have over 100 votes to go so they will make very little difference. That being said Youkiis is not a bad choice. But it should be between him and Morneau in my opinion.
Second Base: I love Dustin Pedroia but I love Ian Kinsler more so I am very pleased with this position. Kinsler has been having a great year and definitely deserves to be at the game if not starting.
Third Base: Evan Longoria is definitely the best choice here. I do not think there is much more I can say about this position it seems pretty cut and dry to me.
Shortstop: DEREK JETER????? Have you seen him play defense? Jhonny Peralta is a better option. Overrated. There is my rant. I can not say I am surprised but I am disappointed. I have been voting for either Jason Bartlett, who is now hurt. This year shortstop is not a very strong position though so it is pretty much over there I think.
Catcher: Joe Mauer and Victor Martinez my two favorite catchers in the AL are leading this position. It has been so hard for me to pick between the two of these players. When I was mad at Victor I voted for Mauer and at other times I have just been splitting votes. Both deserve to be there and both deserve to start but obviously only one of them will so I will be happy with whoever it is.
Outfield: Despite his slow start Grady is still eighth in outfielders. Good job Indian fans and me. The top three are not bad but obviously I think Grady should be there every year. Objectively though, I think the outfield is pretty close to right except for Nelson Cruz seems really high and Curtis Granderson (as much as this pains me) seems pretty low. Johnny Damon is too high but I do not really expect him to drop any being a Yankee and all. I am happy with Ellsbury’s position too. he has had a great year and deserves to be right up there with everyone else.

There you have it. My thoughts on All Star Voting so far.

Here is my vote for the starting lineup:
First: Justin Morneau, Twins
Second: Ian Kinsler, Rangers

Third: Evan Longoria, Rays

Shortstop: Jason Bartlett, Rays
Catcher: Joe Mauer, Twins/Victor Martinez, Indians
Outfield: Josh Hamilton, Rangers Nick Markakis, Orioles Grady Sizemore, Indians (Incredibly biased pick there, leave me alone)
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