I’m disappointed, Nationals fans.
Disappointed in you.
Here we sit, only a month away from this year’s All-Star Game, and when I look at the current vote totals, no Nationals players are above fifth at their respective position.
I’d shake my head if it didn’t result in so many typos on my part.
Fortunately, there is still time to redeem yourselves and help send your favorite Nationals players to the National League starting lineups for this year’s festivities in Kansas City on July 10.
Current results are here, and as you can see it’s far from indicative of a team that holds the second best record in the major leagues.
Adam LaRoche is the closest to earning a starting spot, as he holds down fifth place in the first base category with 331,772. Reds slugger Joey Votto is running away with the selection with more than 1.3 million votes, but hey, every vote counts.
After LaRoche, no Nationals player cracks the top five at his position. Atlanta’s Dan Uggla leads second basemen, David Wright from the Mets leads third basemen, the Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki has a slight advantage over Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal, while Furcal’s teammate, Yadier Molina, leads the catchers. Finally, the Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, St. Louis’ Carlos Beltran and Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun round out the current starting outfield.
Remember, you’re not limited to just one vote. At Nationals.com, you can vote up to 25 times, so get clicking and help flood Kansas City with some red, white and blue next month!