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2011 MLB All Star Voting Results, National League: Pablo Sandoval Loses Some Ground At Third

Major League Baseball released the latest National League All Star balloting results and Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval remains the top option for San Francisco Giants position players. While the National League All Star team is likely going to include multiple Giants pitchers, Giants hitters remain a question mark as we enter the last two weeks of voting. Sandoval leads the way in third place at third base. Buster Posey continues to get votes and finds himself less than 800,000 votes behind leader Brian McCann but we know Posey won't be going to the All Star Game. The only other Giants position player at this point in the top five is second baseman Freddy Sanchez, who is in fifth place with 987,606 votes.

The National League balloting took an interesting twist this week as Albert Pujols went down with a fracture in his right forearm. Pujols was second among all National League players but is now out four to six weeks, meaning he won't be playing in the All Star Game. Depending on how voting closes in the next two weeks, that means Joey Votto or Prince Fielder will get the starting nod.

Results are scheduled to be announced on July 3 on the All Star selection show on TBS.

2011 NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR BALLOTING (as of June 20)

CATCHER
Brian McCann, Braves: 2,301,252
Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 1,836,490
Buster Posey, Giants: 1,573,484
Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 1,098,507
Carlos Ruiz, Phillies: 1,095,081

FIRST BASE
Albert Pujols, Cardinals: 2,806,864
Joey Votto, Reds: 2,270,211
Prince Fielder, Brewers: 2,066,327
Ryan Howard, Phillies: 1,477,478
Freddie Freeman, Braves: 559,762

SECOND BASE
Brandon Phillips, Reds: 2,286,378
Rickie Weeks, Brewers: 2,094,502
Chase Utley, Phillies: 1,827,194
Dan Uggla, Braves: 1,012,370
Freddy Sanchez, Giants: 987,606

THIRD BASE
Placido Polanco, Phillies: 2,599,925
Chipper Jones, Braves: 1,558,895
Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 1,302,098
David Wright, Mets: 1,228,710
Scott Rolen, Reds: 1,102,626

SHORTSTOP
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 2,385,991
Jose Reyes, Mets: 1,972,820
Jimmy Rollins, Phillies: 1,354,896
Alex Gonzalez, Braves: 928,992
Yuniesky Betancourt, Brewers: 860,163

OUTFIELD
Ryan Braun, Brewers: 3,034,057
Lance Berkman, Cardinals: 2,562,428
Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 2,390,118
Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 2,062,667
Andre Ethier, Dodgers: 1,889,298
Jay Bruce, Reds: 1,681,613
Shane Victorino, Phillies: 1,357,115
Carlos Beltran, Mets: 1,261,308
Jason Heyward, Braves: 1,059,581
Raul Ibanez, Phillies: 982,046
Justin Upton, D-backs: 950,047
Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 944,666
Corey Hart, Brewers: 910,550
Martin Prado, Braves: 830,105
Alfonso Soriano, Cubs: 804,303