The Detroit Tigers have a couple guys vying for leading spots when it comes to the American League All-Star Voting. Prince Fielder has held a steady lead at first base, though recent numbers show him in a little danger. That being said, the numbers are evening out after a surge by Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox.
Last week, Konerko passed up Mark Teixeira of the Yankees to take first place, and came within striking distance of Fielder. At that point, Fielder had 1,421,786 votes and Konerko came within 250,000 votes of him at 1,147,089 - a difference of 274,697.
The latest numbers have Fielder leading at 1,946,045 votes and Konerko trailing him at 1,680,793. That's a difference of 265,252 - smaller than last week, but a far cry from the rapid clip that Konerko had been rising before. Prior to last week, Konerko had less-than 700,000 votes.
Miguel Cabrera is still in the running at third base, but he trails Adrian Beltre by a good amount. Beltre leads with 2,251,304 votes while Cabrera comes in at 1,869,727. Austin Jackson is receiving votes for the outfield, and he's at 741,877, but there are 11 players above him. Below are the leaderboards for those positions, courtesy of the official website:
Josh Hamilton, Rangers: 5,414,880
Curtis Granderson, Yankees: 2,818,535
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 1,996,940
Adam Jones, Orioles: 1,959,207
Nelson Cruz, Rangers: 1,944,487
David Murphy, Rangers: 1,229,190
Nick Swisher, Yankees: 1,177,500
Jeff Francoeur, Royals: 823,568
Brett Gardner, Yankees: 818,164
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners: 795,665
B.J. Upton, Rays: 753,581
Austin Jackson, Tigers: 741,877
Nick Markakis, Orioles: 696,720
Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: 631,899
Alex Gordon, Royals: 609,890