Twins fans, make sure to log in on Friday to MLB.com and start casting your votes for this year's All-Star ballot. Nine Twins have been chosen.
Voting is open until July 2. Among the ballotees are:
This is his first All-Star Ballot. Being injured since 2004, he hasn't really had the time to shine. Being the Twins' main DH, he is currently batting .247 with four home runs and 16 RBI.
Kubel's DH rivals include David Ortiz and Jim Thome.
Having been to the All-Star game last year, the Twins' first baseman is batting .258. He is tied for second with the most home runs in the American League with six, and is fourth with 21 RBI.
Rivals include Carlos Guillen and Paul Konerko.
Also having All-Star experience back in 2006, this catcher is currently 16th in the National League with a batting average of .306. He is also 13th with the most runs scored at 16.
Rivals are Ivan Rodriguez and A.J. Pierzynski.
Having the most at-bats on the team at 99, Young is batting .273. He also has the most hits with 27 on the team, and is ranked 29 in the American League.
He is second on the team with the most stolen bases (6). Rivals include DeJesus and Granderson.
Batting .286 and nothing too impressive. Cuddyer, already being injured this season, has not had too many chances to do great things. He still has a great arm, and only a few chances to show it off.
Rivals in the outfield are the same as for Delmon Young.
Leading the team in stolen bases with 10 and tied for first in the American League for most stolen bases, Gomez shows how speed thrills in this game. The only problem is that he is batting .245 and has struck out 24 times, the most on the team.
Outfield rivals are the same.
Batting .213, Lamb has had six doubles, the only thing he's shown this year. If anything, he's been average. He's had a little trouble at the plate, but he is consistent with his defense.
Rivals include Beltre and Rolen.
Harris has had some trouble but is, nonetheless, consistent. Currently batting .294, the Twins' second baseman is second on the team with the most runs scored. He has struck out 21 times, which just shows his rookie side.
Rivals include Kendrick and Grudzielanek.
And last but not least...
Batting .185, Everett is currently on the DL. He's had as many strike-outs as hits with five, and has touched base only six times. Having only one extra base hit, Everett is not what the Twins need right now.
Rivals are Young and Renteria.
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