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.

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

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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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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