Phillies four-time All-Star second baseman Chase Utley is baseball's top vote-getter in the first National League balloting figures released yesterday.
Utley has 687,724 votes, well ahead of Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks (169,941) at second base.
Five Phillies would be voted in as NL starters for the July 13 game at Anaheim if the current results hold, including shortstop Jimmy Rollins (340,747) and second baseman Placido Polanco (309,458). Jayson Werth (365,402) and Shane Victorino (348,841) are among the leaders in the outfield, behind the Brewers' Ryan Braun (423,834).
The Cardinals' Albert Pujols ranks second overall and leads at first base, with 647,666 votes. Pujols, who recorded the second-highest vote total in history in 2009 (5,397,374), ranks ahead of the Phillies' Ryan Howard (329,673).
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (259,227) is second to the Cardinals' Yadier Molina (316,795). *