Beltran takes lead in All Star voting

Beltran takes lead in All Star voting

Beltran takes lead in All Star voting

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by Doug Vaughn / Baseball StL

KMOV.com

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 4:02 PM

(Baseball StL) -- Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran has taken the lead among outfielders in the most recent voting results for the National League All Star team. Beltran moved ahead of Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals. Beltran currently has 16 homeruns, 44 rbi’s and a .306 batting average. He was a starter on last year’s All Star team. 

Yadier Molina has made a significant gain on Buster Posey in the voting at the catcher position. Molina is now just 62,846 votes behind San Francisco’s reigning MVP in the polling. 

No other Cardinals player is very close to winning his position, but that could change as the Redbirds play their next seven games at Busch Stadium. With the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers in town and large crowds expected, Cardinals players should get a big boost in fan support over the next week. 

The All Star game will be played on July 16 at Citi Field in New York. 

Here are the voting results as of June 15:

NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR VOTING

FIRST BASE
Joey Votto, Reds 2,047,945
Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs 1,524,517
Allen Craig, Cardinals 1,191,229
Brandon Belt, Giants 997,066
Freddie Freeman, Braves 924,937

SECOND BASE
Brandon Phillips, Reds 2,021,277
Marco Scutaro, Giants 1,717,875
Matt Carpenter, Cardinals 1,508,314
Chase Utley, Phillies 982,966
Daniel Murphy, Mets 786,414

SHORTSTOP
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies 2,443,772
Brandon Crawford, Giants 1,293,476
Jean Segura, Brewers 1,188,317
Pete Kozma, Cardinals 905,976
Andrelton Simmons, Braves 771,665

THIRD BASE
Pablo Sandoval, Giants 2,180,147
David Wright, Mets 2,053,744
David Freese, Cardinals 1,152,038
Chris Johnson, Braves 829,420
Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals 686,905

CATCHER
Buster Posey, Giants 2,606,434
Yadier Molina, Cardinals 2,543,588
John Buck, Mets 866,471
Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers 630,902
Brian McCann, Braves 627,056

OUTFIELD
Carlos Beltran, Cardinals 2,385,240
Justin Upton, Braves 2,054,225
Bryce Harper, Nationals 1,981,030
Ryan Braun, Brewers 1,645,094
Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies 1,508,355
Matt Holliday, Cardinals 1,330,471
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 1,319,419
Hunter Pence, Giants 1,286,163
Shin-Soo Choo, Reds 1,274,755
Angel Pagan, Giants 1,131,176
Carlos Gomez, Brewers 1,027,684
Gregor Blanco, Giants 934,174
Jon Jay, Cardinals 884,323
Domonic Brown, Phillies 837,748
B.J. Upton, Braves 733,744

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