2012 MLB All-Star Game Voting Leaders: White Sox's Paul Konerko, A.J. Pierzynski Among Top 5 At Their Position

The first wave of polling updates for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game was released on Tuesday, with two Chicago White Sox players cracking the top five at their position. First baseman Paul Konerko is third in the A.L. despite leading the league in batting average. A.J. Pierzynski, who is quietly off to what might be the best start of his career, is fifth among American League catchers.

Here's a look at voting at first base and catcher:

FIRST BASE
Prince Fielder, Tigers: 1,027,070
Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 697,602
Paul Konerko, White Sox: 671,430
Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 618,226
Albert Pujols, Angels: 478,020

CATCHER
Mike Napoli, Rangers: 1,224,565
Matt Wieters, Orioles: 713,469
Joe Mauer, Twins: 637,364
Russell Martin, Yankees: 431,435
A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox: 424,646

One name notably absent is Adam Dunn, who doesn't rank in the top five at designated hitter. Dunn has 17 homers, 46 walks and an impressive OPS of .912 through 55 games this season.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox.

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