Twins’ Polanco leads AL shortstops in All-Star vote
Based on the updated voting totals, the Minnesota Twins should be well-represented at the All-Star Game on July 9.
The rules are a little different this year. The top three candidates at each position (and the top nine outfielders) when voting ends on June 21 will advance to a second “Starters Election.”
It’s hard to argue with the results.
Polanco is hitting .333, second in the AL overall and first in the majors amongst shortstops, with a .393 on-base percentage, a .569 slugging percentage, a .962 OPS and 10 home runs.
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who has appeared in just 40 games for the Twins this season, ranks third with 214,702 votes, behind leader J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox (491,955 votes) and Hunter Pence of the Texas Rangers (329,321 votes).
The Twins are back in action Tuesday for the first game of a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners.