Tulo rocks, but tight races in the corners and outfield
Wright takes over lead at third base, while Stanton and Gomez climb in All-Star bids
Troy Tulowitzki is the National League's one and only two-million-vote man so far.
The Rockies shortstop -- who leads in two of the three NL Triple Crown categories and paces the Majors with a 5.0 WAR -- headlines the pack of NL top vote-getters, and he joins Toronto's Jose Bautista as the only other player to eclipse the two-million mark as of Monday's ballot update.
At last count, Bautista had collected 2,135,223 votes to Tulowitzki's 2,007,202.
In other NL races, the Mets' David Wright (859,082) has taken over the top spot in the third-base voting, ahead of the injured Nolan Arenado of the Rockies (766,364), with the Giants' Pablo Sandoval (714,548) creeping close behind in third place.
And there continues to be a shakeup at the top of the outfield race. The Dodgers' Yasiel Puig -- who made a huge leap from fifth to first last week, and has 1,472,717 votes to date -- maintains his hold on the No. 1 outfield spot, but he's now followed by the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton (1,259,047), who was third last week, and the Brewers' Carlos Gomez (1,192,174), who leapfrogged two players to climb from fifth to third. Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates (1,190,516) still sits in fourth, only a meager 1,658 votes behind Gomez. The reigning NL MVP Award winner is followed by the Rockies' Charlie Blackmon -- who sat second last week, and now has 1,129,313 votes -- and former NL MVP Award winner Ryan Braun of the Brewers (1,058,680).
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15.
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As was the case last week, the closest race outside of the outfield remains at third, where Wright leads by 92,718 votes. First base also remains close, with the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez (888,906) now leading Paul Goldschmidt (784,026), as the D-backs star made a huge climb from fourth to second in the voting over the past week.
Elsewhere, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley (1,342,480) and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (1,621,944) continued their steady pace ahead of the Dodgers' Dee Gordon (735,831) and the Giants' Buster Posey (1,078,007), respectively. And no one is close to Tulowitzki, who leads San Francisco's Brandon Crawford (656,719) by more than 1.35 million votes after widening the margin even further this week.
The 2014 All-Star teams will be unveiled on the 2014 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show during the weekend of July 5-6, with further details to follow on MLB.com. The American League will have nine elected starters via the fan balloting program, while the NL will have eight fan-elected starters. Pitchers and reserves for both squads -- totaling 25 for the NL and 24 for the AL -- will be determined through a combination of "Player Ballot" choices and selections made by All-Star managers Mike Matheny (NL) and John Farrell (AL).
Immediately following the announcement of the rosters, you can select the final player for each league's 34-man roster via the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian. Choose again at that point from among five players in each league. The Final Vote returns for its 13th season with more than 430 million votes cast to date, and you'll be able to make selections on MLB.com, club sites and your mobile device.
You'll be on a voting tear at that point, having already selected starters and the last men, and the ritual will not end there. The final phase of All-Star Game voting will again have fans participating in the voting for the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. During the big game, vote exclusively online at MLB.com via the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com MVP Vote Sponsored by Pepsi. The fan voice will represent 20 percent of the overall vote that determines the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR VOTE LEADERS
1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 1,621,944
2. Buster Posey, Giants: 1,078,007
3. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 771,313
4. Evan Gattis, Braves: 565,620
5. Devin Mesoraco, Reds: 418,422
1. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers: 888,906
2. Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs: 784,026
3. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 710,778
4. Justin Morneau, Rockies: 669,917
5. Brandon Belt, Giants: 593,693
1. Chase Utley, Phillies: 1,342,480
2. Dee Gordon, Dodgers: 735,831
3. Neil Walker, Pirates: 614,273
4. Brandon Phillips, Reds: 441,076
5. Daniel Murphy, Mets: 435,701
2. David Wright, Mets: 859,082
2. Nolan Arenado, Rockies: 766,364
3. Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 714,548
4. Aramis Ramirez, Brewers: 615,597
5. Juan Uribe, Dodgers: 581,440
1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 2,007,202
2. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 656,719
3. Jean Segura, Brewers: 567,481
4. Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers: 540,513
5. Andrelton Simmons, Braves: 467,395
1. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers: 1,472,717
2. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins: 1,259,047
3. Carlos Gomez, Brewers: 1,192,174
4. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 1,190,516
5. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies: 1,129,313
6. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 1,058,680
7. Angel Pagan, Giants: 785,885
8. Justin Upton, Braves: 781,140
9. Michael Morse, Giants: 758,879
10. Hunter Pence, Giants: 687,403
11. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 529,294
12. Michael Cuddyer, Rockies: 469,710
13. Khris Davis, Brewers: 459,771
14. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 435,075
15. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 419,151