Sporting News 2020 American League All-Stars: Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Shane Bieber rule voting

White Sox sluggers Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson, along with Indians pitcher Shane Bieber, led the way in voting for the 2020 Sporting News American League All-Stars, as chosen by a panel of AL executives.

Voting for the honors took place in September. Overall, eight AL teams are represented in the result. A total of 26 players received at least one vote. Abreu, Anderson and Bieber paced the balloting with 11 votes each, while the White Sox and Indians were the only teams with multiple players chosen.

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(Selected by a panel of AL executives)

Catcher: Salvador Perez, Royals

2020 stats: .333/.353/.633; 11 homers; 161 OPS+; 1.9 bWAR

Others receiving votes: Yasmani Grandal, Sean Murphy

First base: Jose Abreu, White Sox

2020 stats: .317/.370/.617; 19 homers; 166 OPS+; 2.8 bWAR

Others receiving votes: None

Second base: DJ LeMahieu, Yankees

2020 stats: .364/.421/.590; 10 homers; 177 OPS+; 2.9 bWAR

Others receiving votes: Brandon Lowe

Third base: Jose Ramirez, Indians

2020 stats: .292/.386/.607; 17 homers; 163 OPS+; 2.1 bWAR

Others receiving votes: Rafael Devers, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, DJ LeMahieu, Anthony Rendon

Shortstop: Tim Anderson, White Sox

2020 stats: .322/.357/.529; 10 homers; 141 OPS+; 2.2 bWAR

Others receiving votes: None

Outfield: Mike Trout, Angels

2020 stats: .281/.390/.693; 17 homers; 168 OPS+; 1.6 bWAR

Outfield: Teoscar Hernandez, Blue Jays

2020 stats: .289/.340/.579; 16 homers; 146 OPS+; 1.3 bWAR 

Outfield: George Springer, Astros

2020 stats: .265/.359/.540; 14 homers; 140 OPS+; 1.9 bWAR

Others receiving votes: Byron Buxton, Clint Frazier, Kyle Lewis, Eloy Jimenez, Alex Verdugo

Designated hitter: Nelson Cruz, Twins

2020 stats: .303/.397/.595; 16 homers; 169 OPS+; 1.6 bWAR

Others receiving votes: Michael Brantley

Starting pitcher: Shane Bieber, Indians

2020 stats: 8-1; 1.63 ERA; 122 strikeouts in 77.1 innings; 0.866 WHIP; 3.2 bWAR

Others receiving votes: None

Relief pitcher: Liam Hendriks, Athletics

2020 stats: 3-1; 1.78 ERA; 37 strikeouts in 25.1 innings; 0.671 WHIP; 1.4 bWAR

Others receiving votes: Nick Anderson, James Karinchak

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