MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: An Early American League All-Star Vote

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MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: An Early American League All-Star Vote

Every year, fans complain that the wrong people are named MVP or elected into the Hall of Fame. We whine, we argue, and we say we could do better.

The All-Star vote is our chance to prove ourselves, yet every year we demonstrate why democracy doesn't work. Last year's winners, for example, included Josh Hamilton, who when the polls closed, was hitting just .240 with six homers and had missed more than half his team's games.

This week's FC Poll is a mock All-Star vote, based on the theory that Bleacher Report's Featured Columnists are somewhat more rational than a group of average fans. Of course, there were some surprising players named here too, and this time I've included the full vote totals for each category so all the interesting picks can be seen.

For this survey, I asked my peers to select only the players who have earned spots based on their performances so far this season—not to predict who will make the team or choose players who they think will have earned spots by July.

Thank you to everyone who voted and submitted commentary!

Note: So as not to clog people's inboxes, I sent this survey only to the Featured Columnists who participated in one of the two previous polls. If you are a new FC or you have changed your mind about wanting to participate, send me a message and I'll be sure to keep you in the loop for next time!

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