All-Star vote update: 5 Rangers could start?

June, 11, 2012
6/11/12
2:53
PM CT
There's still lots of time left for voting, but five Texas Rangers remain in position to start the 2012 All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City next month. The updated results were released today and Josh Hamilton remains the overall top vote getter with more than 3.8 million votes. Other Ranger notes:

* Nelson Cruz is third among AL outfielders, but it's close. The three outfielders with the most votes start the All-Star Game. Cruz has 1,398,534 votes with Jose Bautista just 40,750 behind and Adam Jones just a little more than 80,000 behind.

* Ian Kinsler remains ahead of Robinson Cano at second base. Kinsler's margin is just over 188,000 votes.

* Adrian Beltre leads all third baseman and is more than 300,000 votes up on Miguel Cabrera.

* Mike Napoli has a large lead on Joe Mauer at catcher. Napoli has more than 1.6 million votes to Mauer's 912,000.

* Michael Young is second to David Ortiz among designated hitters. Ortiz has more than 1.7 million votes and Young is just shy of 1.4 million.

* Mitch Moreland remains fourth in the first base balloting, nearly 150,000 votes ahead of fifth-place Albert Pujols.

* Elvis Andrus is second by nearly one million votes to Derek Jeter at shortstop.

* David Murphy is sixth in the outfield voting.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Alex Rios
BA HR RBI R
.321 1 10 9
OTHER LEADERS
HRS. Choo 2
RBIK. Kouzmanoff 10
RE. Andrus 14
OPSS. Choo .932
WM. Perez 3
ERAY. Darvish 1.61
SOY. Darvish 29