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NL All-Star voting update: Changes in the outfield and at third base

Jun 23, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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The latest update in the National League All-Star balloting was released earlier this evening and there are some significant changes from last week.

Perhaps the biggest one is that NL home run and RBI leader Giancarlo Stanton has dropped to fourth in the voting among outfielders. He has flipped-flopped with Carlos Gomez. Meanwhile, Aramis Ramirez has jumped over David Wright to take the lead at third base. It’s still a very close vote at the position, with Pablo Sandoval nipping at their heels.

Jonathan Lucroy, with the help of the Brewers’ recent “attack ad” against Yadier Molina, has made a big move to pass Buster Posey for second among catchers. However, he still has some work to do to pass Molina.

Check out the full update below:

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  1. thomas844 - Jun 23, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Aramis is having a fine year, but Frazier has a higher OPS than any 3B in the league and he’s not even top 5 in voting.

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM

      funny, I don’t see where the all star voting states that we have to vote those with the highest OPS or any other stat…

      WE get to vote for who we WANT to see play in the game.

      WANTING to see a certain player over another one is ALLOWED by the voting process.

      MLB WANTS us fans to be able to SEE who we WANT to see in the game as opposed to those those who simply have the best stats.

      If that were the case, there would be NO need for voting…

      Just make a rule that pitchers with the highest ERA+ for the CURRENT season are in and the hitters with the highest OPS+ for the CURRENT season are in.

      So that guy isn’t in the top 5 in voting. All that means is that fans do NOT want to see him in the game is all. It does NOT mean he isn’t better than those who have more votes than he does.

  2. maddog11896 - Jun 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Coming from a Brewer fan, admittedly some of our players don’t deserve the spots they’re in. I think Gomez and Ramirez will be starters while Lucroy, Braun, K-Rod and maybe Lohse and/or Peralta will be picked by the managers.

  3. brewcrewchamps - Jun 24, 2014 at 3:10 AM

    I think Milwaukee fans really went crazy on the all brewer ballots….Weeks in 4th? huh?

    • stex52 - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:58 AM

      Brew Crew fans may be going crazy. But Gomez, Lucroy and Braun are all good choices.

      Segura and Ramirez would absolutely deserve it if Tulo and Frazier weren’t having such lights-out first halves. And they are still reasonable choices.

      Your guys are doing well. Enjoy it.

  4. IsThird - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    The fact that Anthony Rizzo isn’t in the top 5 at 1B is a damn travesty. Dude is having a great year. He’s top 5 in: OPS, Slugging, OBP, Walks, HR, RBI, Hits, Runs.

    • jrbdmb - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Agreed. Hopefully he makes the squad as a sub, he certainly deserves to.

      • gloccamorra - Jun 24, 2014 at 12:53 PM

        The Cubs get at least one representative, and it may well be a pitcher, if he’s not traded before the game.

    • maddog11896 - Jun 29, 2014 at 5:03 AM

      p

  5. johnnyb1976 - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Brewers fans, much like cardinal fans will stuff the ballot box to get a mediocre guy like Ramirez into the all star game.

    • roundballsquarebox24 - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:48 AM

      Hey friend, Aramis Ramirez has been a fine player throughout his career, and he is having a pretty good year.

    • jrbdmb - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      Ramirez has been meh this year so far, but there really isn’t much competition at 3B this year, and Frazier is suffering due to lack of name recognition.

  6. roundballsquarebox24 - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    It’s great to see Carlos Gomez in the top of the voting. It’s a shame that it has to be at the expense of a guy like Stanton, but I think that Gomez needs to be there.

  7. ud1951 - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Cards fan here, Lucroy deserves the start for his great year so far. Yadi has not had a particularly good year by his standards, so he probably deserves to go, but I would prefer it if he were passed over and got the rest instead. Here’s hoping Wainwright misses the AS game too. If the Cardinals only had one rep in the game, I would chose Pat Neshek, he has had a great season at age 33 after a 7 year career of mostly mediocre relief pitching. But I think we know Matheny is going to take at least a handful of Cardinals to the game.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 26, 2014 at 3:09 PM

      I am with you 1951. Your entire post is on point.
      That in mind…
      Although Neshek certainly deserve it and he would be thrilled (he hasn’t been previously and is a baseball nut who has stated perviously he would), I vote for Peter Bourjos. Everyone else needs the rest. Neshek included.

  8. thehawg - Jun 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Casey McGehee is having a great season for the Marliins at 3B, if you don’t believe me, check his stats.

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