NL All-Star ballot update: Extremely tight races

Both Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto are in line to start the All-Star Game.
Both Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto are in line to start the All-Star Game. (USATSI)

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The latest update of the National League All-Star ballot voting totals has been released by Major League Baseball, and there are some ridiculously close races.

Let's start with the leaders, though. The starters right now would be: Yadier Molina , Joey Votto , Brandon Phillips , Troy Tulowitzki (he'll need an injury replacement, of course), David Wright , Carlos Beltran , Justin Upton and Bryce Harper .

Still in serious contention for starting spots, however, are Buster Posey , Paul Goldschmidt , Marco Scutaro , Matt Carpenter , Pablo Sandoval , Carlos Gonzalez , Ryan Braun and Matt Holliday .

Here are the latest totals:

FIRST BASE
Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds 2,677,813
Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks 2,270,886
Allen Craig , St. Louis Cardinals 1,801,138
Brandon Belt , San Francisco Giants 1,323,511
Freddie Freeman , Atlanta Braves 1,181,657

SECOND BASE
Brandon Phillips, Reds 2,597,742
Marco Scutaro, Giants 2,272,484
Matt Carpenter, Cardinals 2,251,248
Chase Utley , Philadelphia Phillies 1,136,890
Daniel Murphy , New York Mets 1,088,224

SHORTSTOP
Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies 3,104,285
Brandon Crawford , Giants 1,757,255
Jean Segura , Milwaukee Brewers 1,625,753
Pete Kozma , Cardinals 1,354,974
Andrelton Simmons , Braves 965,016

THIRD BASE
David Wright, Mets 2,917,819
Pablo Sandoval, Giants 2,788,988
David Freese , Cardinals 1,728,322
Chris Johnson , Braves 1,008,552
Aramis Ramirez , Brewers 881,559

CATCHER
Yadier Molina, Cardinals 3,596,858
Buster Posey, Giants 3,506,402
John Buck , Mets 1,087,519
Jonathan Lucroy , Brewers 845,519
Miguel Montero , Diamondbacks 799,837

OUTFIELD
Carlos Beltran, Cardinals 3,473,030
Justin Upton, Braves 2,453,531
Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals 2,363,965
Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies 2,060,388
Ryan Braun, Brewers 2,010,310
Matt Holliday, Cardinals 1,947,864
Andrew McCutchen , Pittsburgh Pirates 1,777,568
Hunter Pence , Giants 1,732,843
Shin-Soo Choo , Reds 1,566,597
Angel Pagan , Giants 1,541,055
Carlos Gomez , Brewers 1,393,464
Jon Jay , Cardinals 1,321,149
Gregor Blanco , Giants 1,210,892
Domonic Brown , Phillies 1,107,632
Jay Bruce , Reds 978,994

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