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:
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.
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