Jeter leads AL shortstops in All-Star voting

May, 27, 2014
ST. LOUIS -- Derek Jeter is leading American League shortstops in the All-Star voting, and his 602,505 overall votes are third-most in the AL behind Mike Trout and Jose Bautista.

"I've always told you guys, the All-Star Games have been great," Jeter said. "It is a fun experience. You never know when you are going to get a chance to go."

Jeter, a 13-time All-Star, leads the White Sox's Alexei Raamirez, who has 472,537 votes.

"I would love to see it," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I would. I think he has played extremely well. I know the young man Ramirez has played extremely well. I understand [Jeter] is third overall in votes and that is a great thing. He has meant a ton to this game."

Jeter, who is retiring at the end of the season, entered Tuesday hitting .273 with a homer and 10 RBIs; Ramirez is hitting .320 with seven homers and 36 RBIs.

Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran are third and fourth in the outfield voting, respectively, while Brian McCann is second at catcher.

Trout has 764,007 votes, while Bautista has 675,290. Ellsbury has 417,452 votes; the injured Beltran has 401,101. McCann (373,169) trails Matt Wieters (540,248) of the Orioles.

There is no voting for pitchers, but Masahiro Tanaka, Dellin Betances and David Robertson figure to have a chance to make the team.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »



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Masahiro Tanaka
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BAJ. Ellsbury .271
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146