The 2012 MLB All-Star voting results have been updated by the league. In the American League, Josh Hamilton already has almost 2.6 million votes. The Texas Rangers' outfielder leads all players in votes for the 2012 All-Star Game and surely will become one of the starters. There are certainly some players leading the way in votes that deserve to be there, but some surprising players have also joined the mix as well.
Several other Rangers are also bringing in a lot of support, with catcher Mike Napoli, third baseman Adrian Beltre, outfielder Nelson Cruz, and second baseman Ian Kinsler all in line to become starters. Getting five starters on offense would really show just how good the Rangers are this season. The other voting leaders in the AL are Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, and Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson.
In the National League, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp leads all players with just over 1.9 million votes. The other top outfielders in the voting are Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals and Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. Leading the way at the other positions are Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, New York Mets third baseman David Wright, Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, and Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto.
Voting will still be open for a while longer, all leading up to the All-Star Game on July 10 in Kansas City. For fans that want to make sure that the best players from each position are selected, it's time to get out and stuff the ballot boxes.
Do you think that the fans have it right in the early 2012 MLB All-Star voting results? Which player is most deserving that is not in line to start the game?