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2011 MLB All Star Voting: Placido Polanco Leads NL Third Baseman

Major League Baseball released the first 2011 All Star game balloting and Placido Polanco currently holds a healthy lead over other NL third baseman. Polanco has 724,724 votes while second place Chipper Jones has just 540,168. While Polly is the only Phillie with a lead, a host of others are in the top five at their position.

Amazingly, Chase Utley is third in the voting among 2B despite the fact that he hasn't played most of the season. He has about a 270K vote deficit to make up to catch the Reds' Brandon Phillips. If he doesn't, it will break Chase's streak of five straight All Star games.

As for other Phils, Carlos Ruiz is fourth among NL catchers, although I guess you could say he's third now that Buster Posey (the current leader) is done for the year. Jimmy Rollins is second among shortstops, although he's way behind the top vote getter Troy Tulowitztki, who has garnered 975,777 votes to Jimmy's 454,782.

Here's the full balloting as of May 31st

CATCHER
Buster Posey, Giants: 785,314
Brian McCann, Braves: 633,987
Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 595,576
Carlos Ruiz, Phillies: 354,680
Ramon Hernandez, Reds: 350,771

FIRST BASE
Albert Pujols, Cardinals: 988,784
Joey Votto, Reds: 806,346
Prince Fielder, Brewers: 540,269
Ryan Howard, Phillies: 521,220
Freddie Freeman, Braves: 200,886

SECOND BASE
Brandon Phillips, Reds: 837,778
Rickie Weeks, Brewers: 562,071
Chase Utley, Phillies: 561,585
Dan Uggla, Braves: 465,219
Freddy Sanchez, Giants: 347,713

THIRD BASE
Placido Polanco, Phillies: 724,724
Chipper Jones, Braves: 540,168
Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 522,037
David Wright, Mets: 500,200
Scott Rolen, Reds: 370,271

SHORTSTOP
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 975,777
Jimmy Rollins, Phillies: 454,782
Jose Reyes, Mets: 408,699
Alex Gonzalez, Braves: 328,021
Stephen Drew, Diamondbacks: 303,811

OUTFIELD
Ryan Braun, Brewers: 971,809
Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 927,778
Lance Berkman, Cardinals: 872,434
Andre Ethier, Dodgers: 776,971
Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 549,215
Jason Heyward, Braves: 484,291
Shane Victorino, Phillies: 476,644
Carlos Beltran, Mets: 389,561
Alfonso Soriano, Cubs: 354,231
Justin Upton, Diamondbacks: 338,487
Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 337,728
Jay Bruce, Reds: 337,380
Raul Ibanez, Phillies: 294,294
Drew Stubbs, Reds: 292,907
Martin Prado, Braves: 284,558