The Detroit News breaks down AL All-Star voting

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

American League


Leader: Salvador Perez, Royals (11,666,785)

Next closest: Russell Martin, Blue Jays (6,405,822)

The rest: 3. Stephen Vogt, A's, 5,445,813. 4. Brian McCann, Yankees, 1,932,563. 5. Alex Avila, Tigers, 1,857,585.

Perez is a lock to win. Too bad Stephen Vogt hasn't woken up the A's fan base.

First base

Leader: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (11,594,518)

Next closest: Eric Hosmer, Royals (9,150,908)

The rest: 3. Prince Fielder, Rangers, 2,716,049. 4. Justin Smoak, Blue Jays, 2,463,708. 5. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,892,027.

Seems like Tigers fans — and maybe more — rallied around Cabrera.

Second base

Leader: Omar Infante, Royals (7,514,642)

Next closest: Jose Altuve, Astros (7,282,934)

The rest: 3. Jason Kipnis, Indians, 3,841,898. 4. Ian Kinsler, Tigers, 3,522,753. 5. Devon Travis, Blue Jays, 2,910,668.

Forget Altuve. Where's all the love for Jason Kipnis of the Indians?


Leader: Alcides Escobar, Royals (10,057,381)

Next closest: Jose Iglesias, Tigers (7,395,163)

The rest: 3. Jose Reyes, Blue Jays, 4,800,710. 4. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox, 1,819,295. 5. Jed Lowrie, Astros, 1,646,430.

Escobar probably can't be caught, which is too bad given the great season Iglesias is having. He'll be a reserve, though.

Third base

Leader: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays (11,738,206)

Next closet: Mike Moustakas, Royals (10,372,868)

The rest: 3. Nick Castellanos, Tigers, 2,076,933. 4. Manny Machado, Orioles, 1,938,478. 5. Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 1,416,216.

Nick Castellanos is third, ahead of Manny Machado and Adrian Beltre?

Designated hitter

Leader: Nelson Cruz, Mariners (8,891,784)

Next closest: Kendrys Morales, Royals (8,686,879)

The rest: 3. Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays, 4,261,040. 4. Victor Martinez, Tigers, 2,632,722. 5. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, 1,984,514.

This is the right call. Of course, fans forgave Cruz's PED use, but not Alex Rodriguez's.


Leaders: Mike Trout, Angels (11,461,212); Lorenzo Cain, Royals (10,418,343); Alex Gordon, Royals (8,934,052)

Next closest: Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers (7,532,254); Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (7,401,632); Alex Rios, Royals (6,445,677)

The rest: 7. Adam Jones, Orioles, 5,626,318. 8. Michael Brantley, Indians, 3,211,743. 9. J.D. Martinez, Tigers, 3,145,200. 10. Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees, 2,690,291. 11. Josh Reddick, A's, 2,636,134. 12. Rajai Davis, Tigers, 2,479,400. 13. Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox, 1,629,706. 14. Torii Hunter, Twins, 1,568,877. 15. Carlos Beltran, Yankees, 1,526,511.

Hard to argue much with the top three. Cespedes still could still sneak into the final starting spot with a good final week, but he'll be an All-Star. Jose Bautista, Adam Jones and J.D. Martinez should probably be getting more voter love.

Key dates

Sunday: Starters announced, 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Monday: Reserves announced, 7 p.m. ESPN

July 10: "Final Vote" winners announced

July 13: Home Run Derby, 8 p.m. ESPN

July 14: All-Star Game, Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Fox