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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 been as dominant offensively as David Wright of the Mets (who is in striking distance, about 127,000 votes behind). Other than that small complaint, the voters have done a remarkably good job with their ...

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