The Rangers' second baseman was overtaken by Robinson Cano of the Yankees. Kinsler's lead last week was only 15,000 votes, and he now trails Cano by some 107,000 votes.
Three Rangers remain in position to start. Josh Hamilton is the runaway leader across baseball with 7,310,824 votes and needs around 155,000 more this week to eclipse the all-time voting record held by Jose Bautista. The Toronto slugger is third in outfield voting this week, one spot and 92,000 votes ahead of Nelson Cruz.
Mike Napoli is comfortably ahead at catcher by more than 1.2 million votes over Matt Wieters, and Adrian Beltre leads Tigers third baseman by some 400,000 votes.
Online voting continues through Thursday.