Last week gave us the first results for the voting to see who would be starting in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game as voted on by the fans, and as always there are some surprises among the slam dunk picks. One week later we have your updated starting lineup as voted on by the fans with a couple of new names in the lineup.
Matt Wieters keeps his spot as the starting catcher despite missing nearly a month of action with an elbow injury. Miguel Cabrera maintains a sizable lead over Albert Pujols at first base, Robinson Cano overtakes Ian Kinsler for the most votes at second base, Derek Jeter is a mortal lock to start at shortstop in his final All-Star game and stays atop the votes and Josh Donaldson maintains his lead over Evan Longoria at the hot corner.
Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz as the designated hitter with the most votes suggesting fans forgive the former Texas Rangers slugger who served a suspension for PED’s last year but leads the MLB in home runs, RBI total bases and slugging percentage.
Mike Trout leads all players with the most votes and is joined by Jose Bautista in the outfield but the biggest surprise of all may be Melky Cabrera jumping a pair of New York Yankees in Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran to secure the third outfield spot in the latest round of balloting.
Who do you believe is the biggest surprise among the leaders at their respective positions? Who do you think is the most deserving player that is currently not leading at their position? Do you think Jeter is deserving of a start because he’s retiring?
Sound off in the comments section below with your opinions.