With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game just a few weeks away, the American League and National League teams are beginning to shape.
For the American League team, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and designated hitter David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox hold strong leads at their respective positions. Gonzalez has received 4,014,722 votes, a decisive lead over Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira. Ortiz, meanwhile, has received 4,237,014 votes, nearly two million more votes than second place Michael Young of the Texas Rangers.
Jacoby Ellsbury meanwhile has narrowed his gap between Josh Hamilton for the third starting outfield spot. Hamilton now holds a mere 121,325 vote lead over Ellsbury with just a day to go in the All Star voting.
Check out the leaders at each position for the AL and NL All Star teams as of Wednesday after the jump.
- Russell Martin, Yankees: 2,779,592
- Alex Avila, Tigers: 2,345,065
- Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox: 4,014,722
- Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 3,077,242
- Robinson Cano, Yankees: 4,724,816
- Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 2,979,181
- Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 3,735,406
- Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 2,935,373
- Derek Jeter, Yankees: 3,392,128
- Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: 2,885,778
- David Ortiz, Red Sox: 4,237,014
- Michael Young, Rangers: 2,235,504
- Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 5,263,840
- Curtis Granderson, Yankees: 4,582,419
- Josh Hamilton, Rangers: 3,173,000
- Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: 3,051,675
- Carl Crawford, Red Sox: 2,294,337
- Albert Pujols, Cardinals: 3,358,432 (injured)
- Prince Fielder, Brewers: 2,903,584
- Joey Votto, Reds: 2,832,857
- Rickie Weeks, Brewers: 2,869,583
- Brandon Phillips, Reds: 2,791,186
- Placido Polanco, Phillies: 3,261,718
- Chipper Jones, Braves: 2,040,594