If the fans didn’t recognize the year that Asdrubal Cabrera had by voting him as the starting SS in this year’s All-Star game, at least baseball executives did.â†µ
Cabrera was named to the Sporting News AL All-Star team on Thursday. Voting was done by 26 American League front office members. According to the Sporting News site:â†µ
Voting for Sporting News’ 2011 baseball awards was done by major league players, managers and front office executives. Ballots were distributed to all 30 teams, and 289 players, 55 executives and 23 managers participated in the voting. Players voted for Player of the Year, comeback players of the year and rookies of the year; managers voted for managers of the year; and executives voted for the All-Star teams.â†µ
Asdrubal was also a reserve in this year’s AL All-Star Game. Although he struggled down the stretch, the shortstop had a resurgence this year, playing stellar defense, hitting 25 HR and driving in 92.