Skip to main content

5 Twins in the running for MLB All-Star Game

Polanco is leading the way for shortstops.
Jorge Polanco

A collection of Twins players are getting some serious fan support to start in this year's All-Star Game in Cleveland.

The MLB released the first wave of voting results with C.J. Cron, Jason Castro, Jorge Polanco, Eddie Rosario and Nelson Cruz in position to move on from the primary round of voting.

Most impressively, Polanco is the leading vote-getter among all shortstops, ahead of more household names like Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Gleyber Torres.


  1. Jorge Polanco, Twins, 395,210
  2.  Carlos Correa, Astros, 329,421 
  3.  Gleyber Torres, Yankees, 322,958


  1. Gary Sanchez, Yankees, 737,107
  2. James McCann, White Sox, 289,475
  3. Jason Castro, Twins, 199,497

First base

  1. Luke Voit, Yankees, 393,356 
  2. C.J. Cron, Twins, 302,586 
  3. Jose Abreu, White Sox, 286,145


  1. Mike Trout, Angels, 951,002 
  2. George Springer, Astros, 776,352 
  3. Austin Meadows, Rays, 468,111
  4. Michael Brantley, Astros, 458,577 
  5. Mookie Betts, Red Sox, 450,407
  6. Eddie Rosario, Twins, 344,215
  7. Aaron Judge, Yankees, 308,134 
  8. Joey Gallo, Rangers, 281,179 
  9. Josh Reddick, Astros, 220,079

Designated hitter

  1. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox, 491,955 
  2. Hunter Pence, Rangers, 329,321 
  3. Nelson Cruz, Twins, 214,702

As pointed out by Sarah Langs of, Polanco would be just third Twins player to start in an All-Star Game since 2002 (Joe Mauer and Torii Hunter being the others) and he'd be the first Twins shortstop to do so since 1979 when Roy Smalley started.

This year's voting system is different from years past. First, there's a primary election, where the top three vote-getters at each position (except for outfield which is top nine) are named and will advance to the starters election. The primary voting ends on June 21 and then a 28-hour voting period on June 26 will determine the starters.

There's a few ways fans can vote. They can vote through,, MLB At Bat or on MLB Ballpark apps.

Or, fans can vote for any player via a Google search – as long as you're signed into a gmail account – by simply typing in a player's name.

The Twins' record for most players sent to the All-Star Game was in 1965 – which was played at Met Stadium – when they had six players represent the team.

Next Up

snow, blowing snow

A monster storm is coming next week: What will happen?

What we know with high confidence at this point is that there will be a monster storm in the central U.S. by the early and middle part of next week.

police lights

Boy safe after kidnapping by non-custodial parent in Mankato

The search prompted the temporary shutdown of I-35 Tuesday night.


11 face charges after being found 'exploring' Fridley sewer system

A 911 caller reported seeing a group removing a manhole cover Monday night.


Man killed by St. Paul police ID'd by family, community demands answers

The man was identified as 24-year-old Howard Johnson.

Screen Shot 2022-12-07 at 7.38.02 AM

Quick shot of snow to impact morning commute in Twin Cities

Snow is moving into the metro Wednesday morning.


Body found in burned out car near Bird Island identified as local farmer

The deceased is a 59-year-old man from rural Bird Island.

Screen Shot 2022-12-06 at 2.47.44 PM

Minneapolis' Khâluna named in Eater's 2022 'Best New Restaurants'

The restaurant, opened in 2021, is known for its Laotian cuisine.

ambulance, crash

3 pedestrians struck by drivers Monday in Minnesota; 2 dead

The victims involved a 39-year-old man and two 74-year-old men.

snow, plow

Shifting storm tracks: Significant storms Friday, next week?

Sven Sundgaard has the details on an interesting forecast.


Jorge Polanco

All-Star voting: Polanco leads shortstops, 5 Twins in the mix

Polanco leads the shortstop vote by a healthy margin.

Jorge Polanco

Jorge Polanco to start at shortstop in the All-Star Game

It's been quite the year for the Twins shortstop.


How many Twins players should start in the All-Star Game?

Also, how many reserve All-Stars could the Twins have?

Eddie Rosario

4 Twins players advance in All-Star Game voting

Max Kepler fell just short of moving on.

Byron Buxton

You can vote for Byron Buxton to start the MLB All-Star Game

Buxton is unlikely to play...but you can still vote!

Jorge Polanco

5-run 2nd inning fuels Twins over Cardinals in Home Opener

Jorge Polanco and Josh Donaldson both homered in the 6-3 win.