Major League Baseball adds one player to the roster of each league's All-Star team following the announcement of the fan, coach, manager and player voting. Boston first baseman Kevin Youkilis is one of the five AL candidates who all have a legitimate claim of being snubbed in the first go-round of all-star selection. Voting runs until 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Here's a look at how the stats of the five AL candidates compare:
- Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox 1B: .299 BA, 17 HR, 54 RBI
- Paul Konerko, White Sox 1B: .296 BA, 20 HR, 57 RBI
- Nick Swisher, Yankees OF: .293 BA, 13 HR, 47 RBI
- Delmon Young, Twins OF: .298 BA, 9 HR, 55 RBI
- Michael Young, Rangers 3B: .307 BA, 11 HR, 51 RBI