David Wright locked in All-Star vote battle with Giants' Pablo Sandoval -- again

David Wright looks on after popping out to

David Wright looks on after popping out to end the seventh inning during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. (May 22, 2013) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

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If All-Star Game voting ended Wednesday, the Mets wouldn't have a starting position player in the game they're hosting at Citi Field on July 16.

Third baseman David Wright is the closest to earning a starting spot via the fan vote, but trails leader Pablo Sandoval of the Giants by more than 100,000 votes, according to the latest National League vote totals released by MLB on Tuesday. Sandoval and Wright were also locked in a close battle last year, with Sandoval eventually winning the nod. Wright currently has 967,299 votes to Sandoval's 1,094,475.

Wright was hitting .273 with a .372 on-base percentage, seven home runs and 30 RBIs heading into Wednesday night. Sandoval is batting .284 with a .323 OBP, eight home runs and 37 RBIs.

Other leaders include Reds first baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips and Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Atlanta's Justin Upton, Washington's Bryce Harper and Milwaukee's Ryan Braun are the top three outfielders. Ex-Met Carlos Beltran, now with the Cardinals, is in fourth place.

Even if the Mets are shut out in the fan vote, they could get one starting player if Matt Harvey is picked by NL manager Bruce Bochy to start the game. Harvey is 5-0 with a 2.17 ERA.

See the latest totals below for the All-Star Game. Voting ends July 4.

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1. Buster Posey, Giants: 1,275,956

2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 938,911

3. John Buck, Mets: 523,843

4. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 313,574

5. Brian McCann, Braves: 285,600


1. Joey Votto, Reds: 1,044,742

2. Brandon Belt, Giants: 513,371

3. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks: 473,513

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4. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers: 464,845

5. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 438,868


1. Brandon Phillips, Reds: 1,019,240

2. Marco Scutaro, Giants: 801,754

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3. Chase Utley, Phillies: 524,219

4. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals: 439,239

5. Dan Uggla, Braves: 384,462


1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 1,025,844

2. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 668,140

3. Jean Segura, Brewers: 554,403

4. Andrelton Simmons, Braves: 372,844

5. Pete Kozma, Cardinals: 311,852


1. Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 1,094,475

2. David Wright, Mets: 967,299

3. Chris Johnson, Braves: 386,811

4. David Freese, Cardinals: 375,428

5. Todd Frazier, Reds: 343,201


1. Justin Upton, Braves: 1,184,249

2. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 1,182,532

3. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 945,665

4. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 847,924

5. Shin-Soo Choo, Reds: 743,755

6. Hunter Pence, Giants: 624,972

7. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 576,201

8. Angel Pagan, Giants: 572,400

9. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 491,629

10. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 482,719

11. Gregor Blanco, Giants: 475,662

12. Carlos Gomez, Brewers: 472,272

13. B.J. Upton, Braves: 420,104

14. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 389,372

15. Jay Bruce, Reds: 374,852

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