mlb-2009-asgWelcome to All-Star voting update #3, or #4 depending on how closely you follow this.   Lets cut right to the numbers.1st Base2nd Base3rd BaseShortstopCatcherOutfield
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.Albert PujolsCardinals2,158,036
2.Ryan HowardPhillies1,147,227
3.Prince FielderBrewers926,727
4.Adrian GonzalezPadres671,867
5.Lance BerkmanAstros391,492
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.Chase UtleyPhillies2,273,355
2.Orlando HudsonDodgers904,648
3.Rickie WeeksBrewers707,074
4.Skip SchumakerCardinals496,103
5.Brandon PhillipsReds359,863
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.David WrightMets1,256,736
2.Ryan ZimmermanNationals920,780
3.Chipper JonesBraves864,017
4.Pedro FelizPhillies792,123
5.Bill HallBrewers705,978
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.Jimmy RollinsPhillies1,216,007
2.Hanley RamirezMarlins1,128,547
3.J.J. HardyBrewers865,306
4.Jose ReyesMets625,352
5.Miguel TejadaAstros608,367
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.Yadier MolinaCardinals1,051,485
2.Brian McCannBraves895,663
3.Jason KendallBrewers815,880
4.Carlos RuizPhillies809,633
5.Bengie MolinaGiants793,580
RANKPLAYER NAMENL TEAMTOTAL VOTES
1.Raul IbanezPhillies1,897,905
2.Ryan BraunBrewers1,667,029
3.Carlos BeltranMets1,367,412
4.Alfonso SorianoCubs1,340,699
5.Shane VictorinoPhillies1,116,524
6.Manny RamirezDodgers999,800
7.Mike CameronBrewers936,014
8.Jayson WerthPhillies834,910
9.Corey HartBrewers791,646
10.Rick AnkielCardinals721,842
11.Ryan LudwickCardinals697,720
12.Adam DunnNationals584,602
13.Matt KempDodgers549,420
14.Andre EthierDodgers521,452
15.Kosuke FukudomeCubs458,902
I have to say, the more these votes go on, the less I have to say about the placement of the votes.   First and foremost, congrats to Chase Utley for taking the overall lead in votes.   I'm not sure he deserves it over Pujols, but we'll see how that ends up.   It appears since the first update the Brewers have finally decided they don't have all-stars at every position, and Phillies fans realized Ibanez is having an all-star or MVP year.   Phillies fans still seem to think a batting average in the low to mid .200's though gets Jimmy Rollins a nod.   Maybe in the final few weeks that can change, We need to push for Hanley to go because Jimmy, I'm sorry, that would be pathetic, but fans will do silly things.   The Mets have Wright and Beltran in early runnings, Wright having a comfortable lead and Beltran by the skin of his teeth.   All in all, it looks like the NL will put out a pretty good squad minus possibly Rollins getting in.   I still feel horribly for AGonz though, as he will have to hope to go as a reserve behind Pujols and possibly Ryan Howard too, rough company.So, as always, Vote Early, Vote Correctly at http://www.mlb.comAlso, please check out the new feature of NLEastChatter.com of the Series Preview, click here to read it.   I'm hoping to make this a regular feature as well.