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Puig takes over top outfield spot in latest NL All-Star fan voting update

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Yasiel Puig is now in position to start the All-Star Game.
Yasiel Puig is now in position to start the All-Star Game. (USATSI)

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Major League Baseball released the second update of the National League All-Star fan voting on Tuesday, and there is only one change from last week: Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers went from fifth among outfielders to first.

Here are the current leading vote-getters at each position:

The full voting results are right here. Ryan Braun dropped out of the top three outfielders due to Puig's climb.

The gap between Troy Tulowitzki and Brandon Crawford at shortstop is by far the largest among the first and second place players at each position. David Wright drew a little closer to Nolan Arenado at third, likely because Arenado is now on the disabled list with a finger injury.

Puig, who played in his first MLB game exactly one year ago, hit a remarkable .398/.492/.731 (240 OPS+) with eight home runs in May. Edwin Encarnacion tied an AL record with 16 homers in May and "only" had a 210 OPS+. Puig belongs atop the NL outfield crop.

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