In advance of the All-Star Game selections on Sunday, ESPN.com surveyed 31 of ESPN's top baseball minds to find out which American League players should start in the 80th Midsummer Classic on July 14 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Following are our voting results and the choices at each position. (Stats are through Wednesday's games.) Who do you think should start for the American League? Register your vote.
CATCHER: Joe Mauer, Twins
No one's close to Mauer, who already has set a career high in homers.
FIRST BASE: Justin Morneau, Twins
Morneau, who leads AL first basemen in RBIs, narrowly beat out Youkilis.
SECOND BASE: Aaron Hill, Blue Jays
Quite a comeback season for Hill, who missed 108 games in '08.
THIRD BASE: Evan Longoria, Rays
Our only unanimous AL pick, Longoria, is set to be a perennial All-Star.
SHORTSTOP: Derek Jeter, Yankees
Bartlett gave him a strong battle, but Jeter is still the man.
OUTFIELD: Torii Hunter, Angels
Hunter has been golden with the glove and the bat for the Angels.
OUTFIELD: Jason Bay, Red Sox
Bay's performance has made Red Sox Nation forget about Manny.
OUTFIELD: Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
Want 200 hits and Gold Glove defense? No one's as automatic as Ichiro.
STARTING PITCHER: Zack Greinke, Royals
Many predicted a Cy Young for Greinke, who hasn't disappointed.