The American League All Star voting for the 2010 All Star Game just entered its final week. The 2010 American League All Stars will be announced by this time next week, so it’s crunch-time for those trying to vote in their favorite players this year. What might be interesting to many baseball fans right now, though, is that only two New York Yankees are looking to start the 2010 All Star Game if the voting continues as it has so far. Right now, a member of the Minnesota Twins has the most votes for the 2010 All Star Game, with catcher Joe Mauer laying claim to almost 4 million votes at this point. He is 2.6 million votes ahead of Jorge Posada to become the All Star starting catcher, all but locking up that position.
Several other American League All Star selections are all but set in stone at this point as well, with the leader for some of the positions so far ahead that there isn’t a chance that anyone can catch them in the voting. Those players are second baseman Robinson Cano from the New York Yankees, third baseman Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays, shortstop Derek Jeter from the Yankees, and designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero of the Texas Rangers. Two of the three outfield positions look set, with Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners out in front, followed by Josh Hamilton of the Rangers. Third place in the outfield voting is Carl Crawford from the Rays with 1.78 million votes, and sitting in fourth place is Nelson Cruz from the Rangers with 1.62 million.
The final position that will be determined is first base, where Justin Morneau of the Twins has 2.12 million votes, Mark Teixeira of the Yankees has 1.86 million votes, and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers has 1.83 million votes. Fans have until Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. EST to get their votes in for the 2010 All Star game, giving some time to still make a difference in the final outcome. The official 2010 All Star Game selection show will take place on Sunday, where TBS will reveal who will be on both rosters for this year’s game. With the voting that has taken place so far, there may be some slight arguments about who should or should not be on the team, but the fans have done a pretty good job with the American league voting so far this year.
If you are interested in voting, head over to the MLB.com voting site (linked below), where you may vote up to 25 times for your favorite players.