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2011 MLB NL All-Star Voting: Jose Reyes Narrowing The Gap To Troy Tulowitzki

At last check, New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes was 586,956 votes behind Troy Tulowitzki in the MLB All-Star voting. Statistically-speaking, Reyes was the best shortstop then -- and he still is now with a 4.2 wins above replacement compared to a 3.0 mark for Tulowitzki. In fact, Reyes has the second highest WAR in the entire major leagues.

Of course, the stats have some sway in the voting, but the fan's have the ultimate say in their votes. As Reyes continues to lead the Mets to legitimacy this season, he also has narrowed the gap between he and the Colorado Rockies' shortstop to 413,000. It doesn't appear that he's about to slow down now, either, with a .341/.385/.517 and 26 stolen bases, he should continue to make up ground on Tulowitzki.

Reyes now leads Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins by 617,924 votes and continues to pull away as he was at 242,016 last week.

Because of how fan-friendly Tulowitzki is -- plus his solid .280/.345/.502 line with 13 home runs and 49 RBI, it will be very difficult for Reyes to surpass him. One hot week from Tulo could really complicate matters. New York fans need to get more of their voices heard and rally around their superstar -- by voting on MLB.com or Mets.com.  

Other Mets' vote-getters are third baseman David Wright, who is in fourth place with 1,228,710 votes. Placido Polanco, Chipper Jones and Pablo Sandoval are ahead of Wright. If Wright was healthy, he'd definitely be among at least the top two, if not the top one on the list.

Carlos Beltran, who's batting .288 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI, is eighth among outfielders. He was ninth last week. Despite his excellent year, he still isn't getting enough love from the fans.