June 26, 2012

Votto triples 2nd place in All Star Voting

Joey Votto is clearly running away with the NL’s first base All Star position. So much so, that I think it’s easy to lose perspective. Here’s a couple facts to help increase the resolution on this number:

  • Since last week’s tally, Votto has received over 1.3 million votes. The second-place vote getter has only 1.5 million votes for the entirety of the voting.
  • Votto has about 3 times as many votes as the second-lace finisher, but he also has more votes than 2nd, 3rd, and 4th combined.
  • If you were to try to single-handedly pull Lance Berkman into first place, it would take you 342 days of submitting one vote every 10 seconds, with no breaks for Skyline chili or sleeping.

So, I think Votto’s safe.

Brandon Phillips, on the other hand, is still lagging. He’s less than a million votes behind, but voting ends midnight Thursday. He really does deserve it, but with Tony LaRussa managing the NL team this year, he’s not likely to get in unless folks start putting in some serious clicking.

Have you done your clicking yet? All you have to do is go to MLB.com to fill out your ballot. You can vote 25 times per email address, and if you’re like me, you’ve got several email addresses, including one or two you would even give to MLB.

Tallies as of June 26, 2012:


  • Joey Votto, Reds: 4,475,180
  • Lance Berkman, Cardinals: 1,516,737
  • Freddie Freeman, Braves: 1,462,586
  • Brandon Belt, Giants: 1,291,982
  • Ryan Howard, Phillies: 873,526


  • Dan Uggla, Braves: 2,641,361
  • Brandon Phillips, Reds: 1,870,966
  • Jose Altuve, Astros: 1,479,652
  • Rickie Weeks, Brewers: 1,202,051
  • Omar Infante, Marlins: 1,093,119


  • Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 4,118,524
  • Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 3,717,483
  • Ryan Braun, Brewers: 3,168,617
  • Melky Cabrera, Giants: 3,045,884
  • Andre Ethier, Dodgers: 1,948,973
  • Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 1,880,342
  • Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 1,685,543
  • Angel Pagan, Giants: 1,613,948
  • Hunter Pence, Phillies: 1,610,283
  • Michael Bourn, Braves: 1,553,285
  • Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 1,506,613
  • Shane Victorino, Phillies: 1,365,023
  • Jason Heyward, Braves: 1,322,217
  • Jay Bruce, Reds: 1,195,031
  • Martin Prado, Braves: 1,142,946

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.

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