ESPN's American League All-Stars
In advance of the All-Star Game selections on Sunday, ESPN.com surveyed 32 of ESPN's top baseball minds to find out which American League players should start in the 81st Midsummer Classic on July 13 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Following are our voting results and the choices at each position. (Stats are through Thursday's games.) Who do you think should start for the American League? Register your vote.• ESPN's National League All-Stars
CATCHER: Joe Mauer, Twins
Mauer hasn't come close to matching his first-half power numbers from '09, but he's still the standard by which all MLB catchers are judged.
FIRST BASE: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
It's been a great year for AL first basemen, but Cabrera has stood out as arguably the game's top offensive player of the first half.
SECOND BASE: Robinson Cano, Yankees
In a lineup with Jeter, A-Rod and Teixeira, it's Cano, MLB's leading hitter, who's emerged as the Yankees' most dangerous bat.
THIRD BASE: Adrian Beltre, Red Sox
SHORTSTOP: Derek Jeter, Yankees
Other AL shortstops might be pushing Jeter for the top spot, but the Yankees' captain still commands considerable respect from our voters.
OUTFIELD: Josh Hamilton, Rangers
Hamilton led all AL outfielders in our voting, and for good reason. A 23-game hit streak and a June line of .454/.482/.815 are hard to ignore.
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OUTFIELD: Vernon Wells, Blue Jays
Wells struggled in June (.781 OPS), but after a few lean years of injury and ineffectiveness, he's enjoying his best season since 2006.
OUTFIELD: Carl Crawford, Rays
A free agent after this season, Crawford will command top dollar if his all-around game (hitting, speed, defense) continues at a high level.
DESIGNATED HITTER: Vladimir Guerrero, Rangers
It appeared that Guerrero's better days might be behind him, but at age 35 he's experienced a career rebirth in Texas.
STARTING PITCHER: David Price, Rays
Much has been expected of the former No. 1 overall pick, and Price is starting to deliver as the Rays' newly ordained ace.
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81ST MLB ALL-STAR GAME
The 2010 Midsummer Classic will take place on July 13 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Go to ESPN.com's All-Star Game home page for complete coverage.
ESPN'S ALL-STAR VOTERSAaron Boone, Jim Caple, Tristan Cockcroft, Jerry Crasnick, Richard Durrett, Gordon Edes, Pedro Gomez, Jason Grey, Orel Hershiser, Tony Jackson, Eric Karabell, John Kruk, Tim Kurkjian, Andrew Marchand, AJ Mass, Matt Meyers, Rob Neyer, Buster Olney, James Quintong, Peter Pascarelli, Nate Ravitz, J.P. Ricciardi, Brendan Roberts, Adam Rubin, Mark Saxon, Jon Sciambi, Buck Showalter, Dan Shulman, Mark Simon, Chris Singleton, Jayson Stark, Rick Sutcliffe.
ESPN'S AMERICAN LEAGUE VOTING RESULTS
Starters are listed in bold.
|Joe Mauer, Minnesota (28)|
|John Buck, Toronto (2)|
|Victor Martinez, Boston (2)|
|Miguel Cabrera, Detroit (18)|
|Justin Morneau, Minnesota (14)|
|Robinson Cano, NY Yankees (32)|
|Adrian Beltre, Boston (18)|
|Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay (14)|
|Derek Jeter, NY Yankees (24)|
|Elvis Andrus, Texas (6)|
|Alex Gonzalez, Toronto (2)|
|Josh Hamilton, Texas (31)|
|Vernon Wells, Toronto (14)|
|Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay (13)|
|Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle (10)|
|Alex Rios, Chicago (8)|
|Torii Hunter, LA Angels (7)|
|Brennan Boesch, Detroit (4)|
|Magglio Ordonez, Detroit (4)|
|Shin-Soo Choo, Cleveland (2)|
|Brett Gardner, NY Yankees (2)|
|Vladimir Guerrero, Texas (21)|
|Miguel Cabrera, Detroit (6)|
|Kevin Youkilis, Boston (2)|
|Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle (1)|
|Paul Konerko, Chicago (1)|
|Justin Morneau, Minnesota (1)|
|David Price, Tampa Bay (16)|
|Cliff Lee, Seattle (8)|
|Jon Lester, Boston (5)|
|Clay Buchholz, Boston (1)|
|Justin Verlander, Detroit (1)|
|Note: ESPN voters chose three outfielders regardless of which field they play (left, center or right). In addition, because there is no DH in the National League, the voters chose the best offensive player not selected as a starting player on their individual ballots.|