Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and outfielder Raul Ibanez continue to lead in the National League All-Star fan balloting, and shortstop Jimmy Rollins has fallen back in the voting with four days remaining.
Utley’s total of 3,510,082 votes is second overall to St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols’ 3,602,765. Utley has almost three times the votes of the Dodgers’ Orlando Hudson among second baseman (1,277,348).
Ibanez, who is on the disabled list, tops outfielders with 2,970,139 votes. Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun is second (2,654,061), followed by the Mets’ Carlos Beltran (2,085,028). The Cubs’ Alfonso Soriano is fourth with 1,916,598 votes and the Phillies’ Shane Victorino is fifth at 1,642,248. Suspended Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez has fallen back to seventh.
Rollins now trails Florida’s Hanley Ramirez by 254,257 votes. Ramirez has 2,026,174 to Rollins’ 1,771,917. Ramirez has been expanding his lead over the past several weeks, with Rollins continuing to struggle.