2012 NL All-Star Voting: Ryan Braun Back In NL Outfield Spot

There are just a bit more than two days remaining in All-Star voting — it ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday — and a close NL outfield race now has a new man in third place, Ryan Braun. Braun had fallen out of the third spot last week, replaced by Melky Cabrera, but the 2011 NL MVP is now ahead of Cabrera by a close margin of 122,733 votes.

There haven’t been any other changes in the NL leaderboards, and if the current totals hold, seven of the 16 NL teams will be represented among the eight position-player starters (Dodgers, Cardinals, Mets, Giants, Brewers, Reds and Braves).

Here are the complete vote totals for all NL starting positions:

FIRST BASE
Joey Votto, Reds: 4,475,180
Lance Berkman, Cardinals: 1,516,737
Freddie Freeman, Braves: 1,462,586
Brandon Belt, Giants: 1,291,982
Ryan Howard, Phillies: 873,526

SECOND BASE
Dan Uggla, Braves: 2,641,361
Brandon Phillips, Reds: 1,870,966
Jose Altuve, Astros: 1,479,652
Rickie Weeks, Brewers: 1,202,051
Omar Infante, Marlins: 1,093,119

SHORTSTOP
Rafael Furcal, Cardinals: 2,323,486
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 2,064,021
Starlin Castro, Cubs: 1,395,820
Jimmy Rollins, Phillies: 1,332,848
Brandon Crawford, Giants: 1,298,704

THIRD BASE
David Wright, Mets: 2,687,818
Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 2,223,269
David Freese, Cardinals: 2,064,351
Chipper Jones, Braves: 1,958,447
Placido Polanco, Phillies: 1,236,757

CATCHER
Buster Posey, Giants: 3,335,982
Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 3,119,530
Carlos Ruiz, Phillies: 2,448,942
Brian McCann, Braves: 1,860,130
Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 1,216,744

OUTFIELD
Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 4,118,524
Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 3,717,483
Ryan Braun, Brewers: 3,168,617
Melky Cabrera, Giants: 3,045,884
Andre Ethier, Dodgers: 1,948,973
Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 1,880,342
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 1,685,543
Angel Pagan, Giants: 1,613,948
Hunter Pence, Phillies: 1,610,283
Michael Bourn, Braves: 1,553,285
Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 1,506,613
Shane Victorino, Phillies: 1,365,023
Jason Heyward, Braves: 1,322,217
Jay Bruce, Reds: 1,195,031
Martin Prado, Braves: 1,142,946

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