SAN FRANCISCO -- Six Giants continue to rank among the leaders at their respective positions in All-Star Game balloting. But the term "leaders" is relative.Catcher Buster Posey is the lone Giant who's sustaining a strong showing among the voters. With 856,013 votes, Posey trails St. Louis' Yadier Molina, who's leading
SAN FRANCISCO -- Six Giants continue to rank among the leaders at their respective positions in All-Star Game balloting. But the term "leaders" is relative.
Catcher Buster Posey is the lone Giant who's sustaining a strong showing among the voters. With 856,013 votes, Posey trails St. Louis' Yadier Molina, who's leading National League catchers with 933,300.
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Other Giants rank among the top five candidates at their positions, but each of them stands a million or more votes out of first place.
First baseman Brandon Belt ranks second with 584,533 votes, about one-third of the total garnered by Chicago's Anthony Rizzo. Second baseman Joe Panik is fourth with 374,271 votes -- but his Cubs counterpart, Ben Zobrist, is leading with 1,601,381 votes.
With 501,557 votes, shortstop Brandon Crawford has about half as many votes as Chicago's Addison Russell. And though third baseman Matt Duffy finished second to Chicago's Kris Bryant in last year's NL Rookie of the Year Award balloting, this time he's in fourth place with 330,644 votes, approximately one-fifth of Bryant's first-place total.
Hunter Pence, currently on the disabled list after undergoing hamstring surgery, is 10th among outfielders with 488,871 votes.
Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.