Early tallies are out for the National League All-Star voting, and it shouldn’t be any surprise that Joey Votto is at the top of the heap. Even if there weren’t a sudden vacuum of first basemen in the NL, Votto blow ‘em all out of the water anyway.
Brandon Phillips, though also obviously the best in the NL at his position, is behind Dan Uggla. Surely we can do something about that. Jay Bruce has the disadvantage of being lumped in the all-encompassing “outfield” category, but he still ought to be higher than ninth.
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Tallies as of June 5, 2012:
- Joey Votto, Reds: 1,314,516
- Lance Berkman, Cardinals: 634,473
- Freddie Freeman, Braves: 576,255
- Bryan LaHair, Cubs: 391,497
- Adam LaRoche, Nationals: 331,772
- Dan Uggla, Braves: 872,136
- Brandon Phillips, Reds: 586,835
- Omar Infante, Marlins: 512,049
- Rickie Weeks, Brewers: 512,021
- Jose Altuve, Astros: 472,292
- Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 1,952,910
- Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 1,212,030
- Ryan Braun, Brewers: 1,112,971
- Andre Ethier, Dodgers: 827,262
- Melky Cabrera, Giants: 714,642
- Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 667,544
- Jason Heyward, Braves: 515,340
- Michael Bourn, Braves: 498,070
- Jay Bruce, Reds: 460,853
- Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 457,223
- Hunter Pence, Phillies: 446,460
- Corey Hart, Brewers: 417,929
- Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 386,860
- Jon Jay, Cardinals: 373,833
- Shane Victorino, Phillies: 373,034
To see the tallies for the other positions, you can go to this story on MLB.com and scroll all the way to the bottom.