2011 MLB All-Star Game

When the updated AL All-Star voting totals came out last week, we found one member of the Boston Red Sox in David Ortiz in a starting position. Well after another week of voting, there are two players from the Red Sox who could start in the 2011 MLB All-Star Game in Arizona in July.

After trailing Mark Teixeira by 65,000 votes last week, Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has jumped in first and leads Teixeira by around 250,000 votes. Big Papi has increased his lead at DH to about 550,000 votes over Michael Young from the Texas Rangers.

The big shock to me is the fact that after not being listed for the first two weeks, Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has jumped into fourth place in the voting at catcher. But he stills trails Yankees catcher Russell Martin by about 950,000 votes.

Kevin Youkilis has jumped into third place at third base and now trails Alex Rodriguez by 670,000 votes. Dustin Pedroia remains in second place at second but trails Robinson Cano by 1.1 million votes.

In the outfield, Jacoby Ellsbury has moved ahead of Ichiro Suzuki into fourth place and is just 352,000 votes behind Josh Hamilton for the final starting position. Carl Crawford jumped up a spot to sixth but trails Hamilton by 577,000 votes.  J.D. Drew also jumped three spots to No. 10 and trails Hamilton by over one million votes.

We’ve got two starters so far and we need to keep it this way. It would also be nice to see Ellsbury sneak in there as well. I’ve done my part with multiple email addresses and now you need to do the same.

Since the Red Sox are partnering up with the San Francisco Giants in the NL, be sure to Vote the Ticket! and get our boys to starting positions at the 2011 MLB All-Star Game.

For a full look at the vote totals, click on the read more button below if you’re on the home page

Russell Martin, Yankees: 1,712,156
Alex Avila, Tigers: 1,093,070
Joe Mauer, Twins: 1,041,798
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox: 763,607
Yorvit Torrealba, Rangers: 751,858


Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox: 2,027,537
Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 1,774,024
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 1,295,547
Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 692,670
Paul Konerko, White Sox: 507,547


Robinson Cano, Yankees: 2,649,737
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 1,518,231
Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 1,129,023
Orlando Cabrera, Indians: 732,308
Ben Zobrist, Rays: 633,533


Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 2,063,520
Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 1,752,729
Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox: 1,381,381
Evan Longoria, Rays: 1,226,770
Maicer Izturis, Angels: 364,623


Derek Jeter, Yankees: 1,931,670
Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: 1,647,802
Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 1,180,962
Yunel Escobar, Blue Jays: 640,395
Jhonny Peralta, Tigers: 540,601


David Ortiz, Red Sox: 1,974,918
Michael Young, Rangers: 1,428,833
Jorge Posada, Yankees: 810,672
Travis Hafner, Indians: 691,205
Johnny Damon, Rays: 672,529


Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 3,042,091
Curtis Granderson, Yankees: 2,406,946
Josh Hamilton, Rangers: 1,799,339
Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: 1,447,715
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners: 1,231,035
Carl Crawford, Red Sox: 1,222,687
Nelson Cruz, Rangers: 1,123,608
Nick Swisher, Yankees: 937,365
Brett Gardner, Yankees: 796,905
J.D. Drew, Red Sox: 778,871
Jeff Francoeur, Royals: 752,687
Grady Sizemore, Indians: 739,930
Matt Joyce, Rays: 737,377
Shin-Soo Choo, Indians: 642,387
David Murphy, Rangers: 622,160