2012 MLB All-Star Game Voting Leaders: Starlin Castro 3rd Among N.L. Shortstops

Two Chicago Cubs players rank in the top five at their position in the first balloting update for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. Shortstop Starlin Castro is third among National League shortstops, trailing Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki by 397,000 votes. The Cubs' Bryan LaHair is fourth among N.L. first basemen, trailing Cincinnati's reigning MVP Joey Votto by 923,000 votes.

Here's a look at N.L. voting at catcher and shortstop:

SHORTSTOP
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 823,708
Rafael Furcal, Cardinals: 803,254
Starlin Castro, Cubs: 526,811
Jose Reyes, Marlins: 425,682
Alex Gonzalez, Brewers: 399,218

CATCHERS
Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 1,100,048
Buster Posey, Giants: 1,072,464
Brian McCann, Braves: 707,508
Carlos Ruiz, Phillies: 562,021
Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 457,590

Though the North Siders currently boast the second worst record in baseball, they'll have at least one All-Star, due to the rules of the game.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, head over to Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. For more from around Major League Baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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