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2011 MLB All Star Voting Results, American League: Could Coco Crisp Or Josh Willingham Steal A's Lone Rep?

Major League Baseball released the latest round of voting results for the 2011 MLB All Star Game and the Oakland Athletics remain on the outside looking in with no representatives among the top vote-getters in the American league. It's not like it's a shocking result, but it is still worth noting.

The A's will likely send a lone representative to the 2011 All Star Game, although that representative remains up in the air. The two primary candidates remain Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez given the injuries to the rest of the pitching staff. However, it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility that Coco Crisp could sneak in to the ASG if he can finish the first half of the season on a hot streak. He's currently second in the American League with 19 steals. While that's a solid enough number, his .258 average is not helping him so he'd need to boost that. I'm not holding my breath, but crazier things have happened.

In the meantime, Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista currently leads the majors in votes with 3,042,091. The AL West does have some representation in the results from the Seattle Mariners (Ichiro Suzuki - 5th OF), Los Angeles Angels (Maicer Izturis - 5th 3B), and the Texas Rangers who have somebody rep'd at every single position. Additionally, Rangers OF Josh Hamilton is holding steady in third place among outfielders, just ahead of Jacoby Ellsbury.

2011 AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STAR BALLOTING (as of June 14)

CATCHER
Russell Martin, Yankees: 1,712,156
Alex Avila, Tigers: 1,093,070
Joe Mauer, Twins: 1,041,798
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox: 763,607
Yorvit Torrealba, Rangers: 751,858

FIRST BASE
Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox: 2,027,537
Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 1,774,024
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 1,295,547
Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 692,670
Paul Konerko, White Sox: 507,547

SECOND BASE
Robinson Cano, Yankees: 2,649,737
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 1,518,231
Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 1,129,023
Orlando Cabrera, Indians: 732,308
Ben Zobrist, Rays: 633,533

THIRD BASE
Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 2,063,520
Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 1,752,729
Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox: 1,381,381
Evan Longoria, Rays: 1,226,770
Maicer Izturis, Angels: 364,623

SHORTSTOP
Derek Jeter, Yankees: 1,931,670
Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: 1,647,802
Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 1,180,962
Yunel Escobar, Blue Jays: 640,395
Jhonny Peralta, Tigers: 540,601

DESIGNATED HITTER
David Ortiz, Red Sox: 1,974,918
Michael Young, Rangers: 1,428,833
Jorge Posada, Yankees: 810,672
Travis Hafner, Indians: 691,205
Johnny Damon, Rays: 672,529

OUTFIELD
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 3,042,091
Curtis Granderson, Yankees: 2,406,946
Josh Hamilton, Rangers: 1,799,339
Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: 1,447,715
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners: 1,231,035
Carl Crawford, Red Sox: 1,222,687
Nelson Cruz, Rangers: 1,123,608
Nick Swisher, Yankees: 937,365
Brett Gardner, Yankees: 796,905
J.D. Drew, Red Sox: 778,871
Jeff Francoeur, Royals: 752,687
Grady Sizemore, Indians: 739,930
Matt Joyce, Rays: 737,377
Shin-Soo Choo, Indians: 642,387
David Murphy, Rangers: 622,160