NL All-Star ballot update: Melky on the rise
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. Also, Rafael Furcal has taken over the lead at shortstop.
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 , Cincinnati Reds
2B - Dan Uggla , Atlanta Braves
3B - David Wright , New York Mets
SS - Rafael Furcal , St. Louis Cardinals
C - Buster Posey , San Francisco Giants
OF - Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers ; Carlos Beltran , Cardinals; Melky Cabrera, Giants
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 MLB.com 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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