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Projecting NL All-Star Rosters: Grilli, Burnett Could Be Only Pirates

Projecting NL All-Star Rosters: Grilli, Burnett Could Be Only Pirates

Andrew McCutchen has the 7th-most votes among outfielders, but can he get in as a reserve? (Photo Credit: David Hague)

There is only one month left in the fan voting for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at New York's Citi Field. Today, MLB released updated ballot results for the National League.

The full results can be found here, but below are the current vote leaders at each position.

Starting Lineup

Catcher: Buster Posey, Giants
First Base: Joey Votto, Reds
Second Base: Brandon Phillips, Reds
Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
Third Base: Pablo Sandoval, Giants
Outfield: Justin Upton, Braves
Outfield: Bryce Harper, Nationals
Outfield: Ryan Braun, Brewers

The only eyebrow-raiser is Pablo Sandoval. The Giants' third baseman is having a good season, but has not bee...

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James dabbles in the baseballey-writey world. He won the SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for contemporary baseball analysis. It was for that defensive shifts piece, you remember that? Not a huge deal, he also lost a bunch of other awards.

He has also written for NBCOlympics.com, Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Sports Report and the official websites of the Los Angeles Clippers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

By night, James is a television news reporter and weekend anchor for WKBN and WYTV in Youngstown, Ohio. Makes sense, seeing as how his degree from the University of Southern California is in Broadcast Journalism.

James dispenses more bad jokes at his Twitter account, @JamesSantelli. It’s there that he promises to write in the first-person.

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