It’s All-Star vote status report day: my favorite days in June!
Joey Votto increased his lead over the second-place vote getter in the first base field. The person he’s beating has changed, though. Freddie Freeman of the Braves has overtaken Lance Berkman of the Cardinals for second place. But whereas Votto had 2.47 times as many votes as Berkman last Tuesday, he has 2.64 times as many votes as Freeman today.
Just more gaudy numbers for Votto.
Meanwhile, Brandon Phillips has finally gotten past the 1,000,000 votes mark, but he’s lost ground on first place Dan Uggla. I don’t know if there’s much hope for this race. Uggla has been a Reds killer for as long as I can remember. Phillips really is a rock star, though. He deserves a better showing.
In the outfield, Jay Bruce has fallen yet again. Fall any further, and he won’t be on the list anymore. Yipes.
You can make a difference for guys like Phillips and Bruce. All you have to do is cast your All-Star votes on MLB.com. It’s free, but the difference you make for one second baseman is all the difference in the world. Plus, maybe we can get Votto over 10,000,000.
Tallies as of June 19, 2012:
- Joey Votto, Reds: 3,151,032
- Freddie Freeman, Braves: 1,193,455
- Lance Berkman, Cardinals: 1,159,418
- Brandon Belt, Giants: 907,739
- Ryan Howard, Phillies: 677,368
- Dan Uggla, Braves: 2,054,920
- Brandon Phillips, Reds: 1,272,389
- Jose Altuve, Astros: 1,074,993
- Omar Infante, Marlins: 901,970
- Rickie Weeks, Brewers: 814,263
- Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 3,322,009
- Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 2,652,980
- Melky Cabrera, Giants: 2,144,107
- Ryan Braun, Brewers: 2,118,925
- Andre Ethier, Dodgers: 1,517,218
- Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 1,374,004
- Hunter Pence, Phillies: 1,234,428
- Michael Bourn, Braves: 1,201,215
- Angel Pagan, Giants: 1,158,500
- Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 1,151,403
- Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 1,120,406
- Jason Heyward, Braves: 1,049,769
- Shane Victorino, Phillies: 1,039,970
- Martin Prado, Braves: 893,995
- Jay Bruce, Reds: 893,101
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.