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Phillies fans know how to punch ballots and work a computer.
MLB released its first NL All-Star voting update this afternoon, and the Phillies are well represented. Chase Utley (687,724) has a commanding lead over Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, who is in second (169,941). Utley has more votes than anybody in the league at any position. That is not a surprise. Placido Polanco leads third baseman with 309,458 votes. Mets third baseman David Wright is second (236,387). Ryan Braun (423,834), Jayson Werth (365,402) and Shane Victorino (348,841) are the top three outfielders. Raul Ibanez is eighth (248,450).
Jimmy Rollins, who has spent most of the season on the DL, leads shortstops with 340,747 votes. Florida’s Hanley Ramirez is second with 309,244. Rollins held a lead at this point last year, but Ramirez ultimately won the vote.
St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina has 316,795 votes. He leads Carlos Ruiz, who is second with 259,227.
Albert Pujols (647,666) has a commanding lead over Ryan Howard, who is second (329,673).