The bookmaker took note of the last two All-Star game roster spots as New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher and Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto were chosen by fans.
Tuesday’s All-Star game in Anaheim has the American League favored in offshore betting baseball odds.
Bookmaker odds favor the American League since they have won seven straight in the All-Star series and they are unbeaten in the last 13. The American League has a great lineup and getting Swisher onto the roster sure won’t hurt. He beat out Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the fan voting. Also in the mix were Texas third baseman Michael Young, Minnesota outfielder Delmon Young and Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko.
Joey Votto was left off the original National League roster but he ran away with the fan voting. He should have been on the roster originally but that glaring mistakes has been rectified. Votto beat out Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Colorado outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and Atlanta reliever Billy Wagner. San Diego closer Heath Bell was also on the ballot but he was picked as a replacement so he made the team anyway. Votto was the overwhelming choice. He was leading the league in batting, home runs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. If he had not made the team it would have been one of the worst omissions in All-Star history. He should be starting with those numbers.
Swisher became the eighth New York player selected for the All-Star game although only seven will go as closer Mariano Rivera has decided to skip the game to rest some nagging injuries. Bookmaker information indicated that Swisher got 9.8 million votes in the Internet balloting. Swisher really campaigned hard for him as he really pushed to win the contest on his Twitter account. He has about 1.3 million followers and many of them voted for him. And it is not like Swisher is going without strong numbers. He has been very hot of late and his overall numbers are very good as he is hitting .298 with 14 homers, 48 RBIs and 52 runs scored for a New York team that is doing very well lately vs. offshore bookmaker odds.
Swisher and Votto won’t be starting the All-Star game but they should see action and the way both players are going right now they might end up determining the outcome vs. bookmaker baseball odds.