2014 MLB All-Star Game roster update: Miguel Cabrera only Tigers player on pace to start

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Two weeks remain before All-Star rosters come out, and Cabrera will likely be Detroit's only starter.

Two-time American League MVP Miguel Cabrera should represent the AL as a starter in Minnesota next month. Right now, he's the only Tigers player to earn that honor.

Cabrera has 2,645,000 voters as of Sunday night. Ian Kinsler trails Robinson Cano by nearly 700,000 votes at second base, and Victor Martinez is about one million votes behind Nelson Cruz at designated hitter. Really, the results aren't much of a surprise. Nor should they be.

Even with the season he's having, it's hard to feel Martinez is being snubbed for Cruz, with 23 home runs and a .974 OPS. Martinez does have the edge in OPS at .993. You can make an argument for either player.

Beyond those two, the Tigers have no legitimate claim to being all-star starters.

Remember pitching staffs are not voted on, but are rather named by the league's manager. Defending Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is probably in, even though his ERA is a bit elevated at 3.84. Anibal Sanchez, with a 2.33 ERA, ought to be in. Justin Verlander's case is rather hard to make beyond name recognition.

Here are the voting totals, as released by MLB.com Sunday. Online fan voting will remain open until 11:59 p.m. (ET) July 3.

American League All-star Vote Leaders

First Base
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers -- 2,645,000
Jose Abreu, White Sox -- 1,420,294
Chris Davis, Orioles -- 1,087,112

Second Base
Robinson Cano, Mariners -- 2,007,055
Ian Kinsler, Tigers -- 1,338,272
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox -- 1,264,329

Shortstop
Derek Jeter, Yankees -- 2,353,336
Alexei Ramirez, White Sox -- 1,933,117
J.J. Hardy, Orioles -- 1,259,268

Third Base
Josh Donaldson, Athletics -- 2,436,771
Adrian Beltre, Rangers -- 1,346,957
Manny Machado, Orioles -- 1,182,098

Catcher
Matt Wieters, Orioles -- 1,852,770
Derek Norris, Athletics -- 1,486,850
Brian Mccann, Yankees -- 1,344,076

Designated Hitter
Nelson Cruz, Orioles -- 2,457,349
David Ortiz, Red Sox -- 1,652,470
Victor Martinez, Tigers -- 1,418,509

Outfield
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays -- 3,665,208
Mike Trout, Angels -- 3,286,511
Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays -- 1,674,232
Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics -- 1,511,838
Adam Jones, Orioles -- 1,490,000
Michael Brantley, Indians -- 1,284,901
Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees -- 1,264,746

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bless You Boys

You must be a member of Bless You Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bless You Boys. You should read them.

Join Bless You Boys

You must be a member of Bless You Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bless You Boys. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker