St. Louis Cardinals fans and other baseball have until 10:59 p.m. CT on Thursday to get their votes in for their favorite players rather than voting for those players who truly deserve the recognition.
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Recently, there were some 60 million ballots rendered invalid because of fans stuffing the ballot with Kansas City Royals players. Listen, I love the St. Louis Cardinals but if I don’t think a player deserves to be selected for the All-Star Game, I’m not going to vote for them.
By this point, I usually have all of my votes submitted on MLB.com but strangely, I just have not had the time to even fill out the ballot. I can’t explain why other than I just got too busy to head to the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot and place my votes.
As of today, third baseman Matt Carpenter and shortstop Jhonny Peralta were leading in the voting for their respective positions according to Jenifer Langosch. While previously selected for two All-Star Games, Carpenter has a slight lead over Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds. With the Reds hosting this year’s contest, Reds fans would probably like to see Frazier get the nod over Carpenter.
Peralta, like Carpenter, has never started at an All-Star Game and he is currently leading Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants.
Sitting in third place amongst the National League outfielders is injured left fielder Matt Holliday. The Cardinals outfielder has already said that he plans to attend the game if he gets voted in even though he can’t play due to injury.
Neither Kolten Wong or Yadier Molina are currently leading at their positions of second base or catcher, respectively. However, they are sitting in second place so there is a good chance that they could still be selected to attend the game as a reserve player–especially Molina.