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ESPN's National League All-Stars

7/2/2010 - MLB

In advance of the All-Star Game selections on Sunday, ESPN.com surveyed 32 of ESPN's top baseball minds to find out which National League players should start in the 81st Midsummer Classic on July 13 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Following are our voting results and the choices at each position. (Stats are through Thursday's games.) Who do you think should start for the National League? Register your vote.

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CATCHER: Brian McCann, Braves

For the second straight year, voters favored McCann, but barely; he outpolled Miguel Olivo, who has better numbers, by only one vote.

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FIRST BASE: Albert Pujols, Cardinals

Pujols might be well short of the 30 home runs he had last year at this time, but that's no knock. He still leads the NL in OPS.

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SECOND BASE: Martin Prado, Braves

Chase Utley's injury combined with Prado's outstanding first half made the Braves' second baseman, the NL's leading hitter, an easy choice.

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THIRD BASE: David Wright, Mets

Scott Rolen has had a resurgent season in Cincinnati, but Wright's stellar play has kept the injury-hampered Mets in NL East contention.

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SHORTSTOP: Hanley Ramirez, Marlins

The voting might have been different if Troy Tulowitzki hadn't gotten hurt, but Ramirez remains one of the game's best all-around players.

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OUTFIELD: Andre Ethier, Dodgers

Although Ethier is no longer the Triple Crown threat he was in May, he still did enough to receive the most votes among NL outfielders.

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OUTFIELD: Corey Hart, Brewers

Hart, not Prince Fielder or Ryan Braun, has been the Brewers' top slugger in 2010; he's tied for second in slugging in the NL.

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OUTFIELD: Jayson Werth, Phillies

It's not easy, but Werth has managed to outslug Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup, and he is second among NL outfielders in OPS.

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DESIGNATED HITTER: Joey Votto, Reds

How good has Votto been in 2010? Compare his numbers to those of Albert Pujols; they are eerily similar in most major categories.

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STARTING PITCHER: Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies

He's looked more like a mortal in his last two starts, but only Josh Johnson has an argument against Jimenez's unbelievable numbers.

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