Major League Baseball recently released an update on the voting for the 2013 All Star game and your Baltimore Orioles are getting a ton of love so far on the ballots. The Hulk, Chris Davis, leads AL first basemen with 1,176,016 votes over Prince Fielder, Mike Napoli, Albert Pujols and Mitch Moreland.
Matt Wieters trials Twins catcher Joe Mauer for the top AL roster spot. Manny Machado is second behind 2012 Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera for the top third baseman on the AL All Star team. Machado’s 723,943 votes if ahead of Adrian Beltre, Evan Longoria and Kevin Youkilis‘s totals respectively.
Then there’s outfield, where Adam Jones ranks second behind 2012 Rookie of the Year Mike Trout. Jones is ahead of Torii Hunter, Nelson Cruz, Jose Bautista, Nick Markakis and Nate McLouth. I was pleasantly surprised to see Jones so high, but bummed to see the Greek God of Kicking Ass (awesome PTY shirt, by the way) at number six with 595,698.
Keep voting! For some reason MLB allows everyone to vote 35 times per day, I don’t know why 35. Chris Davis barely leads Prince Fielder, J.J. Hardy is just behind Elvis Andrus and please show some freaking love for Nick Markakis.