Miguel Cabrera leads all players in AL All-Star voting

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Amazingly, Miguel Cabrera has never started an All-Star Game. That will soon change.

MLB has released the American League vote totals for the upcoming 2013 All-Star Game. The leading overall vote getter should not be a surprise.

On track for a monster season, Miguel Cabrera leads all AL players with 1,500,165 votes, 265,000 more than the Yankees Robinson Cano. Cabrera has run away with the vote tally at third base, carrying more than twice as many ballots than second place Manny Machado of the Orioles.

Though Cabrera is already a lock to start in the All-Star game, there are a few other Tigers who are doing quite well in the voting.

If the balloting ended today, Torii Hunter's total of 761, 937 votes would have in the AL starting outfield. He's currently third, holding a narrow lead over the Rangers Nelson Cruz for the final spot. Ahead of Hunter are the Angels Mike Trout and Adam Jones of the Orioles. Injured Austin Jackson is 11th overall in the AL outfield vote with just over 400,000.

In the first base balloting, Prince Fielder is in second place, 116,000 votes behind the Orioles Chris Davis.

Jhonny Peralta is having a marvelous season, leading AL shortstops in batting average, slugging percentage, OPS and bWAR. But he is only third in the shortstop vote, trailing first place Elvis Andrus of the Rangers by over 180,000 ballots.

Omar Infante won't win the balloting at second base, but is a very respectable fourth at his position.

Victor Martinez is having an off season to this point, but he does reside in the DH top five.

This year's game will be played at the New York Mets' Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16.

All-Star voting ends Thursday, July 4, at 11:59 p.m. ET. To place your ballot, or several ballots, head to MLB.com/Vote.



1. Joe Mauer, Twins: 863,450

2. Matt Wieters, Orioles: 715,055

3. Carlos Santana, Indians: 547,873

4. A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers: 510,434

5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox: 331,344


1. Chris Davis, Orioles: 1,176,016

2. Prince Fielder, Tigers: 1,059,300

3. Mike Napoli, Red Sox: 380,448

4. Albert Pujols, Angels: 374,538

5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 371,806


1. Robinson Cano, Yankees: 1,235,230

2. Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 656,827

3. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 642,419

4. Omar Infante, Tigers: 417,333

5. Brian Roberts, Orioles: 291,756


1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 1,500,165

2. Manny Machado, Orioles: 723,943

3. Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 600,271

4. Evan Longoria, Rays: 454,047

5. Kevin Youkilis, Yankees: 235,388


1. Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 727,555

2. J.J. Hardy, Orioles: 717,103

3. Jhonny Peralta, Tigers: 540,581

4. Jed Lowrie, Athletics: 523,743

5. Derek Jeter, Yankees: 380,445


1. Mike Trout, Angels: 1,190,676

2. Adam Jones, Orioles: 1,181,875

3. Torii Hunter, Tigers: 761,937

4. Nelson Cruz, Rangers: 712,320

5. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 653,475

6. Nick Markakis, Orioles: 595,698

7. Nate McLouth, Orioles: 559,751

8. Alex Gordon, Royals: 522,483

9. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: 473,877

10. Josh Hamilton, Angels: 404,597

11. Austin Jackson, Tigers: 400,019

12. Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics: 395,475

13. Coco Crisp, Athletics: 392,202

14. Shane Victorino, Red Sox: 341,733

15. Ichiro Suzuki, Yankees: 337,654


1. David Ortiz, Red Sox: 1,045,283

2. Lance Berkman, Rangers: 672,547

3. Mark Reynolds, Indians: 452,708

4. Mark Trumbo, Angels: 376,574

5. Victor Martinez, Tigers: 340,967

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