Voting is underway for the Mid-Summer Classic, but do not expect to see any Arizona Diamondbacks chosen by the fans. In the latest update for the National League there were no D-backs even close to earning the nominee to become starters. The club will likely only have the one required representative chosen by the NL manager, Tony La Russa.
The latest voting numbers show Joey Votto has an insurmountable lead at first base. Dan Uggla of the Braves leads the vote at second base by 500,000 votes. We'll have a great race for the starter at third base; David Wright, Pablo Sandoval, David Freese and Chipper Jones all have upwards of a million votes.
Troy Tulowitzki and Rafael Furcal will battle for the starting shortstop job. Buster Posey of the Giants and Yadier Molina of the Cardinals lead in catcher voting, and Posey had a current lead of about 150,000 votes.
Five outfielders currently have more than a million votes: Matt Kemp, Carlos Beltran, Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera and Andre Ethier. Kemp leads all players with 2.5 million votes, which is pretty damn impressive given it's only mid-June.
There's a chance a Diamondbacks player or two sneaks into the voting somewhere, but it doesn't seem likely.
For more on the club be sure to check out AZ Snake Pit.