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2011 MLB All Star Game Voting Results, American League: A's Starters Or Relievers?

Major League Baseball released the final American League ballot update for the 2011 Major League All Star Game and as expected the Oakland Athletics remain on the outside looking in. In-stadium balloting is finished, leaving online balloting as the only remaining option to get players into starting spots. As it currently stands, the most significant remaining battle would appear to be between Josh Hamilton and Jacoby Ellsbury for the final outfield spot. Hamilton leads Ellsbury by 121,325 votes with a week of voting left. It will be interesting to see if Red Sox Nation can sufficiently back there man in this final week of voting.

For the A's the question is who will be selected by American League manager Ron Washington. The former A's coach has a few interesting option on the A's pitching staff. Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill are the top two starting candidates from the team, while Grant Balfour and Brad Ziegler are the two best bullpen options. It would have been interesting to see what kind of numbers Jemile Weeks and Scott Sizemore would have had if they started the season on the A's 25-man roster, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. Weeks' exciting style of play could be a boon for him in future All Star votes.


Russell Martin, Yankees: 2,779,592
Alex Avila, Tigers: 2,345,065
Joe Mauer, Twins: 1,699,604
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox: 1,505,143
Yorvit Torrealba, Rangers: 1,309,802

Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox: 4,014,722
Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 3,077,242
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 2,184,480
Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 1,209,258
Paul Konerko, White Sox: 932,422

Robinson Cano, Yankees: 4,724,816
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 2,979,181
Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 1,896,259
Orlando Cabrera, Indians: 1,127,840
Ben Zobrist, Rays: 963,481

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 3,735,406
Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 2,935,373
Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox: 2,724,286
Evan Longoria, Rays: 2,000,379
Brandon Inge, Tigers: 633,519

Derek Jeter, Yankees: 3,392,128
Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: 2,885,778
Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 1,971,514
Jhonny Peralta, Tigers: 1,178,114
Marco Scutaro, Red Sox: 1,099,744

David Ortiz, Red Sox: 4,237,014
Michael Young, Rangers: 2,235,504
Jorge Posada, Yankees: 1,453,385
Victor Martinez, Tigers: 1,234,879
Johnny Damon, Rays: 1,028,366

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
Nelson Cruz, Rangers: 1,912,783
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners: 1,912,062
Nick Swisher, Yankees: 1,648,599
Brett Gardner, Yankees: 1,499,367
J.D. Drew, Red Sox: 1,428,367
Matt Joyce, Rays: 1,226,439
Jeff Francoeur, Royals: 1,061,445
David Murphy, Rangers: 1,057,887
Grady Sizemore, Indians: 1,033,014
Shin-Soo Choo, Indians: 924,326