As the 2015 All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio approaches, a few Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves with a small glimmer of hope to make the game as a starter.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez quickly jumped out to first place among players at his position after a stellar start to the season, but has since slipped. The latest update has Gonzalez still in second place far behind Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Meanwhile Yasmani Grandal remains in fourth place. The switch-hitting catcher trails Francisco Cervelli of the Pittsburg Pirates by about 800,000 votes for third place. Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants leads all vote getters at the catcher position with nearly 8 million votes.
The closest race for any Dodgers player is in the outfield, with rookie Joc Pederson in sixth place. He remains ahead of Jason Heyward of the St. Louis Cardinals by 300,000 votes and trails fifth-place Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates by 1.6 million votes.
Pederson has a chance to move up with the injury to fourth place Nori Aoki of the Giants, as he was recently placed on the disabled list. Pederson recently said he would give thought to participating in the Home Run Derby should he also make the All-Star Game.
Aside from Aoki being injured, Pederson’s bid to make the All-Star Game is furthered by two other outfielders ahead of him — Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals — are also currently on the disabled list.
Yasiel Puig dropped from 14th to 15th amongst outfielders and appears to be an unlikely selection by coaches and players this year as a reserve. The All-Star game is set for July 14 and the voting period ends on July 2 at 8:59 p.m. PT. To can continue to vote for Dodgers players by CLICKING HERE. All-Star starting position players will be announced on ESPN on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.; reserves and pitchers will be announced July 6 at 4 p.m. also on ESPN.