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Leading the Vote: Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers (.240-6-24 .746 OPS)
Should Be The Starters: Bay, Suzuki, Torii Hunter, Los Angeles Angels (.310-16-54 .973 OPS)
A Case Could Be Made For: Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays (.294-16-44 1.045 OPS), Curtis Granderson, Detroit Tigers (.261-17-42 .825 OPS), Johnny Damon, New York Yankees (.293-14-45 .904 OPS), Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Rays (.313-6-34 .819 OPS), Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles (.302-12-43 .863 OPS)
Josh Hamilton has been battling injuries this season and is a perfect reason why sometimes the voting is so skewed.
Torii Hunter deserves the starting nod. He has carried a very inept Angels offense while Vladimir Guerrero and Bobby Abreu find their power. How can you argue Hunter's power numbers while hitting for average? Again, he’s another Gold Glove waiting-to-happen.
Ben Zobrist has been outstanding for the Rays. He has been a pleasant surprise, helping the Rays stay adrift in the AL East while Tampa tries to figure out what’s up with their starting pitching.
His outfield counterpart, Crawford, is hitting well over .300 and nearing 50 stolen bases already.
Granderson has been a catalyst for the Tigers.
Damon is taking advantage of the wiffleball park in New York.
And Adam Jones is making Seattle think, "Whoops," with the Eric Bedard trade.