The National League All Star voting update has been released and for the second consecutive week, Los Angeles Dodgers players have lost ground. Perhaps tied to the Dodgers’ recent lack of success on the field, Adrian Gonzalez has slipped from being in first place at his position to now second behind Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Gonzalez trails Goldschmidt by 127,324 votes at the time the latest update was released Tuesday morning. Although Goldschmidt has moved into first place in the last seven days, he hasn’t exactly outperformed Gonzalez by any means. In the last week, Gonzalez slashed .300/.364/.400 compared to Goldschmidt’s .176/.417/.353.
Howie Kendrick, who was fourth place in second baseman voting, and Yasmani Grandal, who was fifth place, have both maintained those spots at their respective positions. Kendrick was sidelined with a knee issue early in the week, but returned to the lineup on Monday, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Joc Pederson dropped from 10th to 11th place, falling behind Jon Jay of the Cardinals. Pederson hit just .190 (4-for-25) in the last week with one home run and two RBIs. He leads all rookies with 17 home runs and with 33 RBIs, trails only Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs among rookies.
Although Pederson has slowly dropped out of the All-Star Game contention, he still makes a good argument to win National League Rookie of the Year. Former Dodger Dee Gordon remains in first place among all second baseman, however he only leads Kolten Wong of the St. Louis Cardinals by just over 113,000 votes.
The next NL update will come Tuesday, June 15, so if you would like to vote for the Dodgers, you can do so by clicking HERE.