NL All-Star ballot update: Melky on the rise

NL All-Star ballot update: Melky on the rise

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Yet another update in fan voting for the National League All-Star starters has been released, and Melky Cabrera has leapfrogged Ryan Braun for the third and final starting spot in the outfield.

If the results were finalized right now, the starters would be:

1B - Joey Votto, Reds

2B - Dan Uggla, Braves

3B - David Wright, Mets

SS - Rafael Furcal, Cardinals

C - Buster Posey, Giants

OF - Matt Kemp, Dodgers; Carlos Beltran, Cardinals; Melky Cabrera, Giants

Full voting tallies are availabled on

Cabrera only holds a 25,182-vote lead over Braun, so that could change in one night. Other hotly contested races are Yadier Molina nipping at Posey's heels and Troy Tulowitzki sitting right on Furcal's back. Pablo Sandoval is also within striking range of Wright at third.

In the snub category, Andrew McCutchen continues to see no love. He's 10th in NL outfielders despite sporting MVP-caliber numbers thus far.

Fans can continue voting through June 28 on or in ballparks around the country (including some minor-league parks). The All-Star Game rosters will be revealed July 1 on TBS.

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