Gaby Sanchez getting no love in All-Star fan voting

Major League Baseball on Monday revealed the third of five National League All-Star balloting updates. Among infielders, no Marlins were in the top five. None of the Marlins’ outfielders were listed among the top 15 vote-getters either.

Fans do not determine the pitching staffs.

Arguably the Marlins’ most deserving All Star candidate to date is first baseman Gaby Sanchez, who entered the week ranked tied for sixth among NL hitters with a .321 average, tied for ninth in RBI (38), tied for fourth in multi-hit games (22), tied for sixth in hits (61), eighth in total bases (115), seventh in on-base percentage (.394) and 10th in slugging (.520).

Unfortunately for Sanchez, many more established first baseman are among the league leaders in the same categories. Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols, Joey Votto and Ryan Howard all merit All-Star consideration as well. The top five vote-getters at first base: Pujols (1,479,320), Votto (1,310,755), Fielder (943,364), Howard (881,500) and Braves rookie Freddie Freeman (338,976).

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