ST. LOUIS - In the first round of All-Star Game voting released by MLB, Derek Jeter led the way for AL shortstops with 602,525 votes, well ahead of Alexei Ramirez of the White Sox (472,537).

"I always tell you guys, All-Star Games are great," Jeter said of what it would mean to him to get voted in. "It's a fun experience. You never know when you're going to get a chance to go, but it's something I think every player looks forward to."

The All-Star Game is July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

"I would love to see it," Girardi said of Jeter starting the game. "It's a great thing. He's meant a ton to this game."

The top five vote-getters at shortstop in the AL are:

1. Derek Jeter, Yankees: 602,525

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2. Alexei Ramirez, White Sox: 472,537

3. J.J. Hardy, Orioles: 265,923

4. Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 166,907

5. Jed Lowrie, A's: 142,622

Remaining AL All-Star Game vote leaders

CATCHER

1. Matt Wieters, Orioles: 540,258

2. Brian McCann, Yankees: 373,169

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3. Derek Norris, A's: 215,110

4. A.J. Pierzynski, Red Sox: 188,288

5. Kurt Suzuki, Twins: 187,766

FIRST BASE

1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 440,407

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2. Albert Pujols, Angels: 371,193

3. Jose Abreu, White Sox: 367,617

4. Chris Davis, Orioles: 238,730

5. Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 201,123

SECOND BASE

1. Ian Kinsler, Tigers: 356,244

2. Robinson Cano, Mariners: 350,293

3. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 343,321

4. Brian Dozier, Twins: 194,941

5. Howie Kendrick, Angels: 165,003

THIRD BASE

1. Josh Donaldson, A's: 464,367

2. Evan Longoria, Rays: 407,724

3. Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 281,460

4. Manny Machado, Orioles: 263,029

5. Nick Castellanos, Tigers: 157,768

DESIGNATED HITTER

1. David Ortiz, Red Sox: 501,808

2. Nelson Cruz, Orioles: 484,186

3. Victor Martinez, Tigers: 340,827

4. Alfonso Soriano, Yankees: 221,378

5. Brandon Moss, A's: 144,319

OUTFIELD

1. Mike Trout, Angels: 764,007

2. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 675,290

3. Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees: 417,452

4. Carlos Beltran, Yankees: 401,101

5. Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays: 364,506

6. Torii Hunter, Tigers: 322,736

7. Adam Jones, Orioles: 285,913

8. Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers: 271,521

9. Yoenis Cespedes, A's: 249,674

10. Nick Markakis, Orioles: 248,886

11. Brett Gardner, Yankees: 197,577

12. Josh Hamilton, Angels: 188,918

13. Rajai Davis, Tigers: 186,913

14. Austin Jackson, Tigers: 175,165

15. Alex Rios, Rangers: 167,261