The first balloting updates for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game were released on Tuesday, and while the usual fan favorites figured prominently in the voting, others who are off to spectacular starts were barely recognized by fans.
The fans vote in the starters, while the players and managers have a say in the reserves and the pitching staff. And of course, the frenetic fan voting that goes on for the final roster spot in early July makes up the final rosters for both leagues.
Fortunately for some players, the reserve selections by players and managers can make up for a snub at the voting polls by fans. We will identify 12 current players who are seriously lagging in the balloting despite their stellar seasons thus far.