Vote For The Colorado Rockies To Go To The All-Star Game!

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Apr 14, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) scores in the second inning of their MLB baseball game with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

All-Star Game voting is upon us, and you can vote for the Colorado Rockies to represent the club at the star-studded affair in Cincinnati this July.

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Ok but seriously, why haven’t you voted for the Colorado Rockies to represent the National League at the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati?

Major League Baseball has released the first week of vote totals, and things ain’t good for the Rockies if you’re into the whole All-Star Game popularity-and-voting thing:

Apr 23, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu (9) turns a double play as pinch hitter Will Nieves slides into second during the fifth inning at Coors Field. The Rockies won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

First base
1. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers, 929,016
2. Anthony Rizzo, Cubs, 489,255
3. Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs, 480,019
4. Matt Adams, Cardinals, 420,771
5. Joey Votto, Reds, 384,285

Second base
1. Dee Gordon, Marlins, 934,249
2. Kolten Wong, Cardinals, 582,238
3. Howie Kendrick, Dodgers, 385,427
4. Brandon Phillips, Reds, 337,146
5. Joe Panik, Giants, 333,853

Shortstop
1. Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals, 595,741
2. Starlin Castro, Cubs, 571,574
3. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, 525,917
4. Zack Cozart, Reds, 431,365
5. Brandon Crawford, Giants, 417,604

Third base
1. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals, 1,113,060
2. Kris Bryant, Cubs, 583,583
3. Todd Frazier, Reds, 424,035
4. David Wright, Mets, 327,319
5. Nolan Arenado, Rockies, 309,823

Apr 21, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher Nick Hundley (4) is congratulated after scoring in the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Catcher
1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 859,520
2. Buster Posey, Giants, 759,187
3. Miguel Montero, Cubs, 347,329
4. A.J. Pierzynski, Braves, 347,094
5. Derek Norris, Padres, 275,067

Outfielders
1. Bryce Harper, Nationals, 1,116,582
2. Matt Holliday, Cardinals, 979,008
3. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins, 746,926
4. Nori Aoki, Giants, 441,407
5. Angel Pagan, Giants, 413,843
6. Joc Pederson, Dodgers, 390,885
7. Jason Heyward, Cardinals, 388,838
8. Matt Kemp, Padres, 375,172
9. Justin Upton, Padres, 368,868
10. Corey Dickerson, Rockies, 354,252
11. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates, 339,566
12. Jon Jay, Cardinals, 333,040
13. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers, 322,756
14. Dexter Fowler, Cubs, 311,908
15. Jorge Soler, Cubs, 291,658

A few Rockies-based observations from the totals thus far:

First Base. We love Justin Morneau, and you should too, but even though he won a batting title last year, there are probably far more exciting national first basemen around (like Goldschmidt, and Gonzalez), so, no surprise that he’s not around.

Second Base. Seriously, where the hell is DJ? Like, but, for real. No DJ? I’m not actually going to write anything here, I’d rather save this for a separate post. Stay tuned.

Shortstop. It’s nice to see Tulo in a very close third, especially considering both he and the Rockies are having a very down year. Obviously, it speaks to his quality as a player. Maybe a few more 4-for-4 games like had Friday night, and, hey, good things could happen…

Third Base. VOTE NOLAN. THIS IS ABSURD. VOTE NOLAN ALL DAY EVERY DAY.

Catcher. I can dig that Molina, Posey, and maybe Norris are probably better than Nick Hundley, but Nick is having a great year and you could make a case for him as an All-Star.

Outfielders. Corey Dickerson is probably the only Rockie to have a shot at this, and considering he’s on the DL now, he may not be able to crack the All-Star game this year. Oh well. Vote Nolan!

Pitchers. LOL jk jk.

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Cliff Notes. Vote Nolan, DJ deserves an All-Star nod, and don’t sleep on Nick Hundley.

We’ll have a post up in the next couple days reminding you crazy kids of all that information, but until then…

GO VOTE FOR THE ROCKIES TO GO TO THE ALL-STAR GAME, DAMNIT.

Have an amazing day.

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