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Rosario, Escobar playing catch-up in ASB vote

Stats measure up for duo; both need more support on ballot
MLB.com @RhettBollinger

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario moved up two places in the voting for American League outfielders in the second AL All-Star ballot update, which was released Tuesday.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario moved up two places in the voting for American League outfielders in the second AL All-Star ballot update, which was released Tuesday.

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Rosario, who is hitting .321/.359/.579 with 16 homers, 20 doubles and 46 RBIs in 68 games this season, moved up from 14th to 12th among AL outfielders, receiving 248,451 votes. But he has a long way to go to catch the top three of Boston's Mookie Betts (1,568,417), Los Angeles' Mike Trout (1,323,292) and New York's Aaron Judge (1,061,370).

Rosario, though, ranks fourth among AL outfielders in Wins Above Replacement, according to Fangraphs.com. Trout leads at 6.1, while Betts is at 4.2, Judge is at 3.5 and Rosario is at 3.2.

Shortstop Eduardo Escobar is also making a strong push to be an All-Star, but he didn't rank among the top five shortstops. Escobar is hitting .302/.353/.579 with 12 homers, a Major League-leading 30 doubles and 45 RBIs in 65 games. He ranks fifth among AL shortstops with a 2.4 WAR.

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Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 10:59 p.m. CT. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year's All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league's roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

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Other Twins on the ballot include first baseman Joe Mauer, second baseman Brian Dozier, third baseman Miguel Sano, center fielder Byron Buxton, right fielder Max Kepler, catcher Mitch Garver and designated hitter Logan Morrison.

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.

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