Don't forget to vote!
Don't forget to vote!
Got my voting done.
Here are the current vote leaders
AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STAR BALLOTING
(as of June 3)
1. Joe Mauer, Twins: 863,450
2. Matt Wieters, Orioles: 715,055
3. Carlos Santana, Indians: 547,873
4. A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers: 510,434
5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox: 331,344
1. Chris Davis, Orioles: 1,176,016
2. Prince Fielder, Tigers: 1,059,300
3. Mike Napoli, Red Sox: 380,448
4. Albert Pujols, Angels: 374,538
5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 371,806
1. Robinson Cano, Yankees: 1,235,230
2. Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 656,827
3. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 642,419
4. Omar Infante, Tigers: 417,333
5. Brian Roberts, Orioles: 291,756
1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 1,500,165
2. Manny Machado, Orioles: 723,943
3. Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 600,271
4. Evan Longoria, Rays: 454,047
5. Kevin Youkilis, Yankees: 235,388
1. Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 727,555
2. J.J. Hardy, Orioles: 717,103
3. Jhonny Peralta, Tigers: 540,581
4. Jed Lowrie, Athletics: 523,743
5. Derek Jeter, Yankees: 380,445
1. Mike Trout, Angels: 1,190,676
2. Adam Jones, Orioles: 1,181,875
3. Torii Hunter, Tigers: 761,937
4. Nelson Cruz, Rangers: 712,320
5. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 653,475
6. Nick Markakis, Orioles: 595,698
7. Nate McLouth, Orioles: 559,751
8. Alex Gordon, Royals: 522,483
9. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: 473,877
10. Josh Hamilton, Angels: 404,597
11. Austin Jackson, Tigers: 400,019
12. Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics: 395,475
13. Coco Crisp, Athletics: 392,202
14. Shane Victorino, Red Sox: 341,733
15. Ichiro Suzuki, Yankees: 337,654
1. David Ortiz, Red Sox: 1,045,283
2. Lance Berkman, Rangers: 672,547
3. Mark Reynolds, Indians: 452,708
4. Mark Trumbo, Angels: 376,574
5. Victor Martinez, Tigers: 340,967http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...mlb#nlvote0604NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR BALLOTING
(as of June 4)
1. Buster Posey, Giants: 1,275,956
2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 938,911
3. John Buck, Mets: 523,843
4. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 313,574
5. Brian McCann, Braves: 285,600
1. Joey Votto, Reds: 1,044,742
2. Brandon Belt, Giants: 513,371
3. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks: 473,513
4. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers: 464,845
5. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 438,868
1. Brandon Phillips, Reds: 1,019,240
2. Marco Scutaro, Giants: 801,754
3. Chase Utley, Phillies: 524,219
4. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals: 439,239
5. Dan Uggla, Braves: 384,462
1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 1,025,844
2. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 668,140
3. Jean Segura, Brewers: 554,403
4. Andrelton Simmons, Braves: 372,844
5. Pete Kozma, Cardinals: 311,852
1. Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 1,094,475
2. David Wright, Mets: 967,299
3. Chris Johnson, Braves: 386,811
4. David Freese, Cardinals: 375,428
5. Todd Frazier, Reds: 343,201
1. Justin Upton, Braves: 1,184,249
2. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 1,182,532
3. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 945,665
4. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 847,924
5. Shin-Soo Choo, Reds: 743,755
6. Hunter Pence, Giants: 624,972
7. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 576,201
8. Angel Pagan, Giants: 572,400
9. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 491,629
10. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 482,719
11. Gregor Blanco, Giants: 475,662
12. Carlos Gomez, Brewers: 472,272
13. B.J. Upton, Braves: 420,104
14. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 389,372
15. Jay Bruce, Reds: 374,852
For being such a good team, the Cardinals have few players who are really household names. That may make a difference in the voting. Plus the Giants just won the World Series last year.
matt carpenter really deserves some praise for what hes done at 2nd this year...
Carpenter should make it as a reserve. His numbers blow away everyone else at second.
Molina, Carpenter, Beltran, Wainwright, Miller, Lynn, and Mujica all have pretty good arguments. If they opt for setup men, maybe Rosenthal, but I don't think he would get picked over Melancon.
If not voted in I don't see how he isn't selected by coaches.
I did my voting earlier
I don't believe in voting straight cardinals. I won't vote for guys like Kozma just because he's a cardinal. Basically if I feel they deserve a spot I vote for them if not I vote for someone else who I think deserves it or leave it blank.
Everyone except Holliday I think easily deserves to be there, Holliday is my homer pick.
Choo I think has been fantastic for the reds, tulo also for the Rockies
My guess at the full roster:
C - Posey (SF), Molina (StL)
1B - Votto (Cin), Goldschmidt (Ari), Gonzalez (LA)
2B - Phillips (Cin), Carpenter (StL), Scutaro (SF)
SS - Tulo (Col), Segura (Mil), Cabrera (SD)
3B - Sandoval (SF), Wright (NYM)
OF - Upton (Atl), Harper (Was), Braun (Mil), Gomez (Mil), CarGo (Col), Choo (Cin), Cuddyer (Col)
SP - Wainwright (StL), Harvey (NYM), Lee (Phi), Kershaw (LA), Fernandez (Mia), Samardzija (CHC), Miller (StL), Corbin (Ari), Zimmermann (Was)
RP - Grilli (Pit), Mujica (StL), Kimbrel (Atl), Romo (SF), Chapman (Cin)
I kept the fan voting and even Miami has to have a player.
I did vote for Kozma, but I clicked on some of the other team's SS and none of them really blew me away by their numbers. So there wasn't any one SS that seemed to really deserve it. Kozma won't win it anyway.
I usually vote for all Cardinals unless there's someone else I just feel is way more deserving.
I didn't bother to vote for AL.
I probably didn't click on all of them. I clicked on a few random ones.
I don't take the All-Star voting that seriously, as my 35 votes don't account for much. I also didn't really have time to click through a lot of the stats. I tend to do things based on my gut.
Personally, I also think the All-Star game should just be an exhibition game. It shouldn't determine home field advantage. But that's just my opinion.
Last edited by redbird89; 06-06-2013 at 12:27 AM.
I voted over a week ago but as of right now I would go with:
C Yadier Molina (his power isn't there this season, but he's 2nd in batting)
1B Paul Goldschmidt
2B Matt Carpenter (Leads 2B in OPS as a leadoff hitter, just absurd)
3B David Wright. 3B has had awful production in the NL, so there is no clear cut choice besides Sandoval and Wright tbh. I would vote Freese if he continues his tear.
SS Tulo (easy choice)
OF Cargo (he's been better on the road this year than home for the first time in his career.. enough said), Harper (he's had an injury bug for awhile, but he's one of my favorite players), Beltran.
.278 AVG, 1 HR, 5 RBI, .394 OBP, .418 SLG, .811 OPS, .8 fWAR, .2 rWAR.
I also think we will see Beltran get in. He's 4th in the voting, more cardinal fans have been voting after the embaressment we got of being the record leader and not having 1 leader. So I Think we will see
Beltran, Lynn, Wainwright, Mujica, Molina, Carpenter and Miller.
Miller because of his rookie status the most likely to be over passed
Last edited by Skippy15; 06-06-2013 at 11:30 AM.
I think fans should get the vote, but I also don't think the game should mean anything. It shouldn't account for Home Field Advantage. If you want to make it mean something, then have the managers pick the teams. But MLB seems to want it to mean something but not necessarily pick the best players.
I think most people who vote for this kind of thing don't carefully analyze the stats and pick the best players. They just pick their favorite players and household names, and the teams that get talked about the most often have more players in the game (Giants and Reds now, Cubs a few years ago, Cardinals for a while).
Usually with so many votes coming in the top vote getters will be great players anyway. However, they may not statistically be the best (see Posey and Yadi).
It is interesting to see how far Pujols has fallen. Now that the Angels are doing terrible and he's a bigger fish in a bigger pond he's not getting as much attention. He's not the face of anything anymore.
If I had clicked around more I probably would have varied my ballot more, but it's hard to remember to vote and I usually get it done with quickly. Tulo is up by 400,000 votes, so my 35 won't really matter anyway.
I watch the All-Star Game and I root for the NL, but I still don't think it should actually account for anything.
Last edited by redbird89; 06-06-2013 at 02:45 PM.