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Twins Disrespected by MLB All-Star Voting Results

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Minnesota Twins have been disrespected by the early MLB All-Star voting results.
The Minnesota Twins have been disrespected by the early MLB All-Star voting results. / Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports
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Phase 1 of the 2022 MLB All-Star Game's voting is well underway. Although there's still plenty of time to see which players will advance to Phase 2 of the process, several fanbases aren't exactly happy with how the early results are shaping up, especially if they happen to be Minnesota Twins fans.

2022 MLB All-Star Game Voting

The current state of the voting results are simply disrespectful for several members of the Twins. Minnesota has lead the AL Central division since late-April, and currently stands 1.0 games ahead of the Cleveland Guardians.

Despite the great start, there are zero Twins players projected to start in the 2022 All-Star Game by these current results. Only Byron Buxton ranks in the top two (top six for outfield) of his positional group, but trails Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees by 1.1 million votes.

The biggest slight of this bunch belongs to first baseman/utility phenom Luis Arraez. Arraez is currently leading the entire MLB in hitting with his stellar .361 batting average and .443 on-base percentage. Yet he ranks just fourth amongst AL first baseman and trails Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays by 640,000 votes.

Not even superstar shortstop Carlos Correa ranks highly on the list. Correa sits in fourth, despite bringing two previous All-Star campaigns, a World Series title, and a .293/.357/.436 slash line to his resume. The first-year Twin ranks sixth amongst AL shortstops, and a full 399,000 votes behind Bo Bichette of the Blue Jays.

The good news for Twins fans is that they have plenty of time to vote in their favorites. The 2022 MLB All-Star Game's Phase 1 voting will continue until Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m. ET.

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