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June 23, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina surges to front of All-Star voting

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Looking at the Cards from a fan's perspective

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has taken the lead not only in the balloting to be the National League's starting catcher in the All-Star game.

He's surged to the lead in the over-all voting for the Senior Circuit.

Molina's logged 3.596 million votes while San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has 3.506 million votes. Regardless of which catcher wins the vote, it's pretty tough to imagine that they won't both be named to the All-Star Game. 

The next-highest National League vote getter is Carlos Beltran who has 3.473 million ballots cast in his favor. Beltran leads NL outfielders in balloting thanks to his .306 batting average with 17 homers and 46 RBIs.

St. Louis flychaser Matt Holliday's batting average has been on the rise. But he's losing traction in the balloting. Holliday has slipped to sixth among NL outfielders with 1.947 million votes. 

How other Cardinals players are faring: Allen Craig is third in first base voting; Matt Carpenter is third at second base; Pete Kozma is fourth at shortstop and David Freese is third at third base.

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Scott Wuerz has reported for the Belleville News-Democrat since 1998​. He writes about the St. Louis Cardinals from a fan's perspective in his Cheap Seats blog.

Contact him at swuerz@bnd.com.

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