Carlos Santana moves into top 3 in MLB All-Star Game voting

The 33-year-old has never been an All-Star

James Rapien
June 17, 2019 - 3:35 pm
Jun 7, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (41) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Indians first baseman Carlos Santana has put himself in position to qualify for the Major League Baseball All-Star Election Day vote.  

Santana, 33, moved into third place among American League first baseman. He leads the Indians with 14 home runs, 42 RBI and a .930 OPS. Santana trails Luke Voit of the Yankees and C.J. Cron of the Twins. 

The top three vote-getters at each position (top nine outfielders) in the American and National leagues will advance to the Election Day vote on June 26 that will determine the starters for the July 9 All-Star Game at Progressive Field.

Francisco Lindor moved up to No. 5 among American League shortstops behind Jorge Polanco of Minnesota, Houston shortstop Carlos Correa, New York’s Gleyber Torres and Tim Anderson of the White Sox.

Lindor was No. 6 in the first results release. He's posted a .299 batting average and an .890 OPS in 204 at-bats this season.

Roberto Perez hit four home runs last week, which helped vault him from No. 10 to No. 7 in the latest results. Perez and Lindor both have 11 home runs, which is second on the team. Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos currently occupies the No. 3 spot and has more than 300,000 more votes than Perez.

Jason Kipnis moved from No. 10 to No. 8 among American League second basemen, while Jose Ramirez remained No. 10 at third base.

The primary vote ends on Friday at 4 p.m.

Here are the top vote-getters at each position in the American League:

CATCHER: 

1) Gary Sanchez, Yankees — 1,357,340

2) James McCann, White Sox — 580,394 

3) Robinson Chirinos, Astros — 487,868 

4) Jason Castro, Twins — 444,533

5) Christian Vazquez, Red Sox — 302,686 

6) Jonathan Lucroy, Angels — 268,710. 

7) Roberto Perez, Indians — 176,976 

8) Josh Phegley, Athletics — 151,679

9) Mike Zunino, Rays — 128,345 

10) Martin Maldonado, Royals — 113,525

FIRST BASE: 

1) Luke Voit, Yankees — 696,164

2) C.J. Cron, Twins — 586,303

3) Carlos Santana, Indians — 560,836

4) Jose Abreu, White Sox — 517,473

5) Yuli Gurriel, Astros — 433,692

6) Albert Pujols, Angels — 384,322

7) Miguel Cabrera, Tigers — 362,659

8) Edwin Encarnacion, Yankees — 205,040

9) Mitch Moreland, Red Sox — 193,609

10) Ji-Man Choi, Rays — 168,723

SECOND BASE: 

1) Tommy La Stella, Angels — 1,020,912

2) Jose Altuve, Astros — 923,117

3) DJ LeMahieu, Yankees — 739,074

4) Jonathan Schoop, Twins — 362,504

5) Whit Merrifield, Royals — 247,903

6) Brandon Lowe, Rays — 237,277

7) Michael Chavis, Red Sox — 236,526

8) Jason Kipnis, Indians — 137,724

9) Dee Gordon, Mariners — 119,799

10) Yolmer Sanchez, White Sox— 110,786

THIRD BASE: 

1) Alex Bregman, Astros — 1,322,935

2) Gio Urshela, Yankees — 502,614

3) Hunter Dozier, Royals — 424,028

4) Rafael Devers, Red Sox — 335,635

5) Marwin Gonzalez, Twins — 290,264

6) Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays — 269,492

7) Matt Chapman, Athletics — 267,590

8) Yoan Moncada, White Sox — 262,416

9) David Fletcher, Angels — 192,712

10) Jose Ramirez, Indians — 136,766.

SHORTSTOP: 1) Jorge Polanco, Twins — 818,082

2) Carlos Correa, Astros — 656,995

3) Gleyber Torres, Yankees — 565,728

4) Tim Anderson, White Sox — 510,337

5) Francisco Lindor, Indians — 460,952

6) Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox — 410,134

7) Andrelton Simmons, Angels — 274,181

8) Elvis Andrus, Rangers — 166,275

9) Adalberto Mondesi, Royals — 148,843

10) Willy Adames, Rays - 126,583.

OUTFIELD: 

1) Mike Trout, Angels — 1,904,273

2) George Springer, Astros — 1,495,817

3) Michael Brantley, Astros — 924,173

4) Austin Meadows, Rays — 887,946

5) Mookie Betts, Red Sox — 777,642

6) Eddie Rosario, Twins — 687,515

7) Aaron Judge, Yankees — 577,640

8) Joey Gallo, Rangers — 537,934

9) Josh Reddick, Astros — 511,903

10) Max Kepler, Twins — 435,789

11) Byron Buxton, Twins — 418,2871

12) Brett Gardner, Yankees — 259,1791

13) Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox — 258,4761

14) Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox — 234,3021

15) Tommy Pham, Rays — 223,2501

DESIGNATED HITTER:

 1) J.D. Martinez, Red Sox — 893,689

2) Hunter Pence, Rangers — 602,766

3) Nelson Cruz, Twins — 506,211

4) Shohei Ohtani, Angels — 362,947

5) Aledmys Diaz, Astros — 353,015

6) Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees — 295,326

7) Avisail Garcia, Rays — 282,170

8) Khris Davis, Athletics — 251,191

9) Daniel Vogelbach, Mariners — 237,238

10) Yonder Alonso, White Sox — 147,177