2011 AL MLB All-Star Voting: Six Yankees Lead At Their Positions

If the Major League Baseball All-Star Game were held today six New York Yankees would be in the starting lineup. In the first announced tally of AL All-Star votes catcher Russell Martin, first baseman Mark Teixeira, second baseman Robinson Cano, shorstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Alex Rodriguez were all the leading vote-getters at their respective positions. Yankee center fielder Curtis Granderson is second in votes among American League outfielders to Toronto's Jose Bautista, which would place him in the starting lineup.

Bautista, the slugging Blue Jays outfielder, is the leading vote-getter in either league. Cano is second overall among American League vote-getters.

Perhaps the most surprising of the six Yankees leading in the vote-getting are Granderson and Martin. Granderson was a reserve in 2009, but has never started an All-Star Game. He has 16 home runs, however, and is having an excellent season. Martin was a two-time All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League, but had back-to-back off seasons before coming to the Yankees as a free agent.

Fans can continue to 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.

-- The initial NL tally was released Wednesday.

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