2013 MLB All-Star Game: Grading the Fan Vote in the National League so Far

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2013 MLB All-Star Game: Grading the Fan Vote in the National League so Far
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Is Posey deserving of a starting spot?

Fans of Major League Baseball have been granted quite the burden the last few years. For decades the All-Star game was nothing more than an exhibition, a chance for the fans to see their favorite players compete in a spectacle of excellence.

Unlike the NBA All-Star Game or the NFL Pro Bowl, baseball has decided to make this game “count.” With the winning league now receiving home-field advantage, the pressure on the fans to pick the right crop of players to represent their respective league has intensified.

Like it or not, the All-Star Game has become far more than just a popularity contest; discretion must be put at a premium.

With that in mind, lets take a look at the front-runners in the National League so far, selected of course by the fans, and break down where they’ve shown wise judgment and where the popularity of a player has created a divide between logic and fandom.

Players I believe should be representing the NL will be represented in the headlines.

All statistics are courtesy of ESPN.com and are accurate through the start of play on Wednesday, June 12

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