NEW YORK (WPIX)—Perhaps the New York Yankees should just take the field for the American League squad when the All-Star Game takes place in early July.
It is a brash statement, but when five out of the nine starting positions are being held by Yankee
players and other Bronx Bombers are in contention, it truly reflects what type of special team New York has this year.
Here is a break-down of the leading Yankees:
Catcher – Russell Martin: Martin has appeared in two All-Star games so far in his career,
all with the National League team. Martin has received 2,226,797 votes and his closest
competition Detroit Tigers’ Alex Avila with 1,730,511 votes.
Second Base – Robinson Cano: Looking for his second straight All-Star selection and third
overall, Cano stands tall as the second-highest vote-getter, having received 3,664,498.
Shortstop – Derek Jeter: Despite a recent trip to the DL, Jeter is in line to pick up his 12th All-
Star appearance as he has 2,654,040 votes. He has expanded his lead over Cleveland Indians’
Asdrubal Cabrera who has 2,242,157 votes.
Third Base – Alex Rodriguez: In line for All-Star appearance No. 14, Rodriguez (2,876,537) has
picked up room ahead of Adrian Beltre (2,307,380) of the Rangers and Boston's Kevin Youkilis
Outfield – Curtis Granderson: Despite Toronto’s Jose Bautista leading all positions in votes with
4,156.940, Granderson ranks second for outfielders and would be still scheduled to make the
All-Star game. He has 3,473,227 votes.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was the early leader at his position but a strong campaign
by Adrian Gonzalez has knocked him to second place. Jorge Posada also ranks third in the DH
role behind David Ortiz and Michael Young.
Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- online
or via your mobile device -- using the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint
until June 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET.