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MLB All-Star Voting: Buster Posey Leads Catchers, Melky Cabrera Needs Help

Buster Posey, Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval could both be named starters with some help from their fans.


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.

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