Sunday, June 23, 2013

Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips continue to lead way in All-Star voting

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

The possibility of having two Reds start for the National League team in the 2013 All-Star Game continues to look good after the latest voting totals were released by Major League Baseball on Sunday.

Both first basemen Joey Votto and second basemen Brandon Phillips continue to tally the most votes of any player at their respective positions. However, their lead has seemingly dwindled since the last couple of updates.

FIRST BASE
Joey Votto, Reds 2,677,813
Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks 2,270,886
Allen Craig, Cardinals 1,801,138
Brandon Belt, Giants 1,323,511
Freddie Freeman, 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, Phillies 1,136,890
Daniel Murphy, Mets 1,088,224

Meanwhile, outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Jay Bruce rank in the top 15 among National League outfielders, thus giving them a (very) outside chance of earning their way into the Midsummer Classic by fan vote, as well. Here is a look at the voting for the outfield starters:

OUTFIELD
Carlos Beltran, Cardinals 3,473,030
Justin Upton, Braves 2,453,531
Bryce Harper, Nationals 2,363,965
Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies 2,060,388
Ryan Braun, Brewers 2,010,310
Matt Holliday, Cardinals 1,947,864
Andrew McCutchen, 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

Click here to see the rest of the voting totals for the NL squad.

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