June 9, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) singles to center against the New York Mets during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
Derek Jeter is one of two Yankees who would start the All-Star game if voting ended today.
The first wave of results for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game have been published by Major League Baseball, and unsurprisingly, there are a few members of the New York Yankees in the mix.
Derek Jeter, (shocking, I know), leads all American League shortstops by a wide margin. Jeter's tallied nearly 1.7 million votes, which is approximately 700,000 more than Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers, who is in second place. J.J. Hardy, Alcides Escobar and Asdrubal Cabrera round out the tip five at shortstop, but none of them have even 500,000 votes to their name.
Curtis Granderson is the only other member of the Yankees that would be in line to start the All-Star game if the voting ended today. Granderson currently ranks second among AL outfielders in voting, with just over 1.4 million votes. Granderson trails Josh Hamilton, who has amassed an amazing 2.6 million votes.
Both Mark Teixeria and Robinson Cano are in second place at their positions. Teixeira has a shade under 700,000 votes, trailing Prince Fielder by about 300,000. Cano, meanwhile, trails Texas' Ian Kinsler by approximately 300,000 as well.
The New York Mets, meanwhile, only have one player in contention to start, and that is third baseman David Wright. Wright currently leads all National League third basemen, but not by much, as NLCS and World Series hero David Freese is only approximately 30,000 votes behind Wright.
Fans have until June 28 to cast their votes for the All-Star game, and can do so here.