McCutchen 5th among NL outfielders in All-Star vote
Cervelli moves into 3rd place among catchers, Marte 15th in outfield voting
PITTSBURGH -- Outfielders Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte held their ground in the latest 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, and a new Pirate entered the mix as well.
According to Tuesday's weekly update, McCutchen remained in fifth place among National League outfielders, sitting behind Bryce Harper, Matt Holliday, Nori Aoki and Giancarlo Stanton.
McCutchen has received 2,148,625 votes, about 774,000 fewer than Stanton as they vie for a starting assignment. Marte, meanwhile, ranks 15th among NL outfielders, having received 925,384 votes.
Making his first appearance on the ballot is catcher Francisco Cervelli, who leads all Major League catchers in batting average. He jumped into a distant third place behind the Giants' Buster Posey and Cardinals' Yadier Molina, pulling in 1,101,593 votes while the two top vote-getters have compiled nearly 4 million.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.
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Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of All-Star Week festivities.
The 2015 All-Star Game will be played at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, July 14th. The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.