ATLANTA -- The Yankees' Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson are in prime position to be voted by fans to the All-Star Game on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, according to the second American League balloting update, released on Monday by Major League Baseball.The next National League update is slated to be released on Tuesday. Jeter has garnered 2,419,508 total votes, ranking second overall in the AL behind outfielder Josh Hamilton of the Rangers (3,833,504). Granderson's 2,033,239 votes are second among AL outfielders. Jeter is hoping for his 13th All-Star selection at the Midsummer Classic, while Granderson is hoping for his third All-Star appearance and second consecutive fan-elected start. The Yankees have been well represented on the tallied ballots thus far. First baseman Mark Teixeira at 991,075 ranks third, while Robinson Cano at 1,732,359 is second among AL second basemen to the Rangers' Ian Kinsler (1,920,364). Raul Ibanez is third among AL designated hitters at 752,884 about 1 million votes behind the leader at that slot, the Red Sox's David Ortiz (1,758,369). At 927,163, Alex Rodriguez is fourth among AL third basemen, with the Rangers' Adrian Beltre (1,634,057) leading. Russell Martin (602,983) ranks fourth among AL catchers, also more than 1 million votes behind leader Mike Napoli of the Rangers. The AL outfield leaders are comprised of Hamilton, Granderson and the Rangers' Nelson Cruz, who has 1,398,534 votes. Nick Swisher (862,648) and the injured Brett Gardner (612,306) are seventh and ninth, respectively. Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- online or via your mobile device -- using the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot until Thursday, June 28, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Fans can also once again participate in the State Farm Home Run Derby Fan Poll. Fans will have the opportunity to select three players in each league who they would most like to see participate in the State Farm Home Run Derby. The 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby -- part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day -- will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio in the United States beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, July 9.
The 2012 AL and NL All-Star teams will be unveiled on Sunday, July 1, on the 2012 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show, televised nationally on TBS. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2012 All-Star Game Final Vote on MLB.com.
And the voting doesn't end there. The final phase of All-Star Game voting will again have fans participating in the official voting for the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. During the Midsummer Classic, fans will vote exclusively online at MLB.com via the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com MVP Vote, and their voice will represent 20 percent of the official vote determining the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.
The 2012 All-Star Game will be played at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, July 10. Come to MLB.com for extensive online coverage of the All-Star Week festivities.
The 83rd All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and Sirius XM also will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com or royals.com/asg.
Barry M. Bloom is national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.