Major League Baseball has started its annual All-Star voting campaign for the July 10 event in Kansas City. Over the years, I have been strongly opposed to having the voting start so early.
However, the voting for the starters is more of a popularity contest where Yankees fans would probably vote for Derek Jeter 25 times if he were hitting .200.
All of this puts several players at a disadvantage when trying to get an accurate lineup of All-Stars for the Midsummer Classic. Regardless, we're going to try, as I will show you my current ballot for the 2012 American League All-Star team so far.