Outfielders Ryan Braun of Milwaukee, Giancarlo Stanton of Miami and Adam Jones of Baltimore and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey headline the United States' provisional roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera is one of five finalists for the AL MVP award in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Check out the MLB players ranked from No. 1 to No. 10 as ESPN completes its top 500 ranking of 2012.
Based on that final balloting update, it appears the American League starting lineup for the All-Star game will be loaded with Yankees and Red Sox.
Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau and Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford are holding narrow leads going into the final week of fan voting for starting spots on the AL All-Star team.