The San Francisco Giants are sitting nicely in the National League West and they will likely have quite a few representatives at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. It will be played at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, which will give fans in the area a chance to see their favorite players from the Giants and all over the league.
There are quite a few players from San Francisco in the running to earn a starting bid. Here are the latest voting numbers, which were released on Tuesday.
Catcher: Buster Posey, Giants, 1.71 million
Competition: Yadier Molina is at 1.58M votes, giving him a chance to earn the bid. Giants fans need to stuff the ballots if they hope to see Posey start.
First Base: Joey Votto, Reds, 2.1 million
Competition: No one, really. Votto has a 1.3 million vote lead over Lance Berkman, who is currently hurt. Brandon Belt is in fourth place with 583,000 votes.
Second Base: Dan Uggla, Braves, 1.34 million
Competition: Brandon Phillips is within striking distance at 885,000 votes, but it appears Uggla will take this one home.
Third Base: David Wright, Mets, 1.36 million
Competition: This will likely be the best race in the NL. Pablo Sandoval, David Freese and Chipper Jones all have more than a million votes. Sandoval trails Wright by about 350,000 votes.
Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki, 1.2 million
Competition: This will be a two-man battle between Tulo and Rafael Furcal, who has 1.18 million votes.
Outfield: Matt Kemp (2.59 million), Carlos Beltran (1.78 million), Ryan Braun (1.55 million)
Competition: Melky Cabrera trails Braun by a few thousand votes, but he is still within striking distance.. Andre Ethier is the only other outfielder with more than a million votes.