MLB All-Star Game 2011: Handicapping Paul Konerko and Others on Last Vote Ballot

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MLB All-Star Game 2011: Handicapping Paul Konerko and Others on Last Vote Ballot
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With the 2011 MLB All-Star game just a week away, the players have been selected and snubs have been discussed. The only thing that's left to determine is who will win the annual Last Vote.

For those that don't know, five players in each league who were not selected by the fans, players or manager are put on a final ballot, and it's up to the fans to vote in the final player to be put on the prestigious squad.

This year, the American League's nominees are first baseman Paul Konerko, catcher/first baseman Victor Martinez, outfielder Alex Gordon, outfielder Adam Jones and second baseman Ben Zobrist.

The National League's nominees are pitcher Ian Kennedy, first baseman Michael Morse, first baseman Todd Helton, outfielder Andre Ethier and outfielder Shane Victorino.

Usually in this situation, the most deserving player doesn't always win, but rather teams who have a player on the ballot will implore their fans to vote for them as much as possible during the week fans are able to vote.

Taking that into account, here's a guess as to how the voting will play out. I'll be doing the National League first, then the American League.

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