Detroit — One of the hottest topics in baseball is fan voting for the All-Star Game. With the latest results released Monday, eight players from the Kansas City Royals are leading at their respective positions and would start for the American League, with only the Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as the only non-Royals player.
Major League Baseball switched to all-online voting this year and fans are allowed to vote up to 35 times per email address.
The Royals fans have made a statement in seeking home-field advantage for the World Series with the hometown voting for the game, which takes place July 14 in Cincinnati.
We know what Royals fans think, but who are the most deserving AL players to start? Rod Beard of The Detroit News lists his starters below. Go through the gallery for an analysis on Rod's starting lineup.
MOST DESERVING AL STARTERS
Catcher: Salvador Perez, Royals
First base: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
Second base: Brian Dozier, Twins
Third base: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers
Outfield: Mike Trout, Angels; Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; Josh Reddick, A's
Designated hitter: Nelson Cruz, Mariners
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