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All-Star voting update: Jorge Polanco leads shortstop vote, 5 Twins in the mix

Polanco leads the shortstop vote by a healthy margin.
Jorge Polanco

The new All-Star voting system is closing in on the June 21 deadline to select finalists at each position and the Twins have a healthy representation, led by shortstop Jorge Polanco. 

Also in position to make "The Starters Election" are Eddie Rosario and C.J. Cron, with Jason Castro, Max Kepler and Byron Buxton still in the mix to advance in the vote. 

AL shortstops (top 3 advance)

  1. Jorge Polanco, Twins - 818,082
  2. Carlos Correa, Astros - 656,995
  3. Gleybor Torres, Yankees - 565,728
  4. Tim Anderson, White Sox - 510,337
  5. Francisco Lindor, Indians - 460,952

AL first basemen (top 3 advance)

  1. Luke Voit, Yankees - 696,164
  2. C.J. Cron, Twins - 586,303
  3. Carlos Santana, Indians - 560,836
  4. Jose Abreu, White Sox - 517,473
  5. Yuli Gurriel, Astros - 433,692

AL second basemen (top 3 advance)

  1. Tommy La Stella, Angels - 1,020,912
  2. Jose Altuve, Astros - 923,117
  3. D.J. Lamahieu, Yankees - 739,074
  4. Jonathan Schoop, Twins - 362,504
  5. Whit Merrifield, Royals - 247,903

AL third basemen (top 3 advance)

  1. Alex Bregman, Astros - 1,322,935
  2. Gio Urshela, Yankees - 502,614
  3. Hunter Dozier, Royals - 424,028
  4. Rafael Devers, Red Sox - 335,635
  5. Marwin Gonzalez, Twins - 290,264

AL catchers (top 3 advance)

  1. Gary Sanchez, Yankees - 1,357,340
  2. James McCann, White Sox - 580,394
  3. Robinson Chirinos, Astros - 487,868
  4. Jason Castro, Twins - 444,533
  5. Christian Vasquez, Red Sox - 302,686

AL outfielders (top 9 advance)

  1. Mike Trout, Angels - 1,904,273
  2. George Springer, Astros - 1,495,817
  3. Michael Brantley, Indians - 924,173
  4. Austin Meadows, Rays - 887,946
  5. Mookie Betts, Red Sox - 777,642
  6. Eddie Rosario, Twins - 687,515
  7. Aaron Judge, Yankees - 577,640
  8. Joey Gallo, Rangers - 537,934
  9. Josh Reddick, Astros - 511,903
  10. Max Kepler, Twins - 435,789
  11. Byron Buxton, Twins - 418,287

A big push from the fans voting for Castro this week could conceivably get him back into the top three of the catcher vote, and the same could be said for Twins outfielders Max Kepler and Byron Buxton, although they both have more ground to make up to get into the top nine of the outfielder vote.

Here's MLB.com's explanation for how this year's voting system works.

"Fans may vote in "The Primary" at MLB.com and all 30 club sites, the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark apps up to five times in any 24-hour period. Fans in the US and Canada can also vote on Google Search for every position, or up to 17 unique players per day, by searching "MLB Vote" or the names of their favorite players. Primary voting ends at 4 p.m. ET on Friday.

The top three vote-getters at each position (including nine outfielders) per league will move on to "The Starters Election," which begins at noon ET on Wednesday, June 26. The votes will reset for a 28-hour voting window that ends at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 27. Starters for the 2019 Midsummer Classic will be unveiled on ESPN that night at 7 ET. The pitchers and reserves will be announced on Sunday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. ET."

The MLB All-Star Game is Tuesday, July 9 in Cleveland. 

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