Major League Baseball released results for the second week of balloting in the 2011 MLB All Star Game and Buster Posey's injury would appear to be catching up with him. Last week Posey held a 151,000 vote lead over Brian McCann among National League catchers. The latest balloting results have Brian McCann surpassing Posey. We don't have a position-by-position breakdown of votes, but we do know McCann was at 1,123,943 votes as of MLB's latest release. McCann has been to five consecutive All Star games but has never started one. His primary competition at this point is probably Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina.
In other NL voting news, Ryan Braun surpassed Albert Pujols for the overall voting lead with 1,588,342 votes. Troy Tulowitzki and Matt Holliday are both hanging in there behind Pujols. Although they probably won't surpass him, it shows an impressive rise in popularity, particularly for Tulowitzki.
Here's your National League starting lineup as of June 6:
C: Brian McCann, Braves: 1,123,943 (Buster Posey, Giants: 1,065,983)
1B: Albert Pujols, Cardinals: 1,479,320 (Joey Votto, Reds: 1,310,755)
2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds: 1,331,568 (Rickie Weeks, Brewers: 982,561)
3B: Placido Polanco, Phillies: 1,303,817 (Chipper Jones, Braves: 872,052)
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 1,409,806 (Jimmy Rollins, Phillies: 785,703)
OF: Ryan Braun, Brewers: 1,588,342 (Andre Ethier, Dodgers: 1,130,888)
OF: Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 1,407,781 (Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 918,269)
OF: Lance Berkman, Cardinals: 1,382,436 (Shane Victorino, Phillies: 787,987)