2012 MLB All Star Game Voting: Paul Konerko Emerges As No. 2 First Baseman In AL

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has moved into second place among American League first baseman in voting for the upcoming MLB All Star Game. On Monday, the league released the newest round of voting results for next month's big game, which features three different White Sox players.

Other than Konerko, catcher A.J. Pierzynski and designated hitter Adam Dunn also appeared among the top five vote-getters at their respective positions. Here are the current voting results for those three positions, via MLB.com:

FIRST BASE
Prince Fielder, Tigers: 1,946,045
Paul Konerko, White Sox: 1,680,793
Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 1,405,187
Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 1,202,724
Albert Pujols, Angels: 1,047,722

CATCHER
Mike Napoli, Rangers: 2,239,047
Joe Mauer, Twins: 1,283,804
Matt Wieters, Orioles: 1,242,247
A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox: 1,048,603
Russell Martin, Yankees: 867,495

DESIGNATED HITTER
David Ortiz, Red Sox: 2,390,132
Michael Young, Rangers: 1,892,150
Raul Ibañez, Yankees: 1,080,421
Adam Dunn, White Sox: 979,447
Edwin Encarnación, Blue Jays: 830,341

At this point, it's essentially impossible to imagine that Dunn or Pierzynski will be able to land the necessary votes to start in the game, but Konerko has a reasonable shot if he can maintain the stunning numbers he's put up so far. Fielder certainly has more of that "star appeal" but fans are clearly noticing what Paulie has accomplished this year.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox. For more from around Major League Baseball, head over to Baseball Nation.

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