06/13/05 12:00 PM ET
Iguchi cracks top five in All-Star voting
Konerko drops to fourth place at first base
By Scott Merkin / MLB.com
Outfielder Scott Podsednik also moved up a spot to 10th in the outfield balloting with 292,999. If more people watched Podsednik on a consistent basis, they might appreciate his game and give him greater support. Podsednik leads baseball with 31 stolen bases, while carrying a .286 average.Paul Konerko dropped to fourth at first base, with Texas' Mark Teixeira leapfrogging to second, while Frank Thomas stays steady at the designated hitter's fifth spot. Despite only having 14 at-bats entering the week, Thomas appreciates the support he has received. "It's a great feeling," Thomas said. "It's always great when the fans cheer you on, and I'd always rather be cheered than booed." White Sox fans only have six more days to vote for their favorites at U.S. Cellular Field. In-stadium balloting closes on the South Side on Sunday, June 19.
Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.