Today marks the first day that totals have been revealed.
Third baseman Manny Machado, shortstop J.J. Hardy and catcher Matt Wieters currently rank second. Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who never has been elected a starter, leads all AL players with 1,500,165 votes. Machado has received 723,943 votes for the 84th Midsummer Classic, to be played July 16th at Citi Field in New York.
Davis, who leads the majors with 20 home runs, would become the first Orioles first baseman since Eddie Murray in 1985 to earn a starting spot in the All-Star Game.
Jones, a two-time All-Star, has totaled 1,181,875 votes and would join Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, Ken Singleton and Brady Anderson as the only fan-elected Orioles outfielders in All-Star history.
Twins catcher Joe Mauer has tallied 863,450 votes and is followed by Matt Wieters with 715,055. Wieters is seeking his third consecutive All-Star appearance.
In the tightest race thus far, Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (727,555) leads (717,103) in an effort to end Derek Jeter’s streak of seven consecutive fan-elected starts.
Here’s the entire press release from MLB:
Detroit Tigers seven-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera, who has never been an elected starter in the Midsummer Classic, leads all American League players in the first balloting figures for the 84th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 16th at Citi Field in New York, it was announced today. The first National League balloting results will be announced tomorrow.
After becoming Baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years in 2012, Cabrera sets the pace in 2013 American League balloting with 1,500,165 votes. The 2012 A.L. MVP, who is aiming to become the first-ever Tigers third baseman to be elected to start the Midsummer Classic, is followed by New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, a four-time A.L. All-Star and a three-time elected starter, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout, a 2012 All-Star who last year became the first rookie ever with a season of at least 30 home runs and 40 stolen bases.
Cabrera, who leads the Majors with a .367 batting average, 83 hits and 65 RBI, is followed at third base by 20-year-old Manny Machado (723,943) of the Baltimore Orioles. Cano, who is seeking his fourth consecutive All-Star starting assignment, has tallied 1,235,230 votes, and is followed at second base by two-time All-Star Ian Kinsler (656,827) of the Texas Rangers. Joining Cabrera and Cano in the infield is Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, who is bidding for his All-Star Game debut, and two-time All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus of the Rangers.
Davis, who leads the Majors with 20 home runs, would become the first Baltimore first baseman since Eddie Murray in 1985 to earn a starting nod in a Midsummer Classic. Davis, a Texas native who has garnered 1,176,016 votes, is followed at first base by four-time All-Star and 2012 starter Prince Fielder (1,059,300) of the Tigers.
In the tightest race thus far, Andrus (727,555) is trying to hold off Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (717,103) in an effort to end New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s run of seven consecutive fan-elected starts.
Trout is joined in the outfield by Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter. Jones, a two-time All-Star, has totaled 1,181,875 votes and would join Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, Ken Singleton and Brady Anderson as the only fan-elected Orioles outfielders in All-Star history. Hunter, in his first season with Detroit, is aiming for his fifth All-Star appearance and second fan-elected starting assignment (2002).
Following the trio of outfield leaders are 2009 All-Star Nelson Cruz (712,320) of the Rangers, three-time All-Star and 2011 All-Star balloting leader Jose Bautista (653,475) of the Toronto Blue Jays and Jones’ Orioles teammate Nick Markakis (595,698), aiming for his first All-Star appearance.
Rounding out the A.L. squad is Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer, a five-time All-Star and three-time fan-elected starter, and Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, an eight-time All-Star and four-time fan-elected starter. Mauer, the 2009 A.L. MVP, has tallied 863,450 votes, and is followed by Orioles backstop Matt Wieters (715,055), who is seeking his third consecutive All-Star appearance. Ortiz, who has been voted the starter in each of the last two Midsummer Classics, is trailed by six-time All-Star Lance Berkman (672,547), who is in his first season with Rangers.