Giants manager Bruce Bochy will have the opportunity to reward some of his cornerstones when he fills out the All-Star roster in July. Bochy may have to pick a few of his guys, too, because there weren't any Giants in position to start when the first round of voting was released by Major League Baseball on Wednesday.
Buster Posey, who trails Yadier Molina by about 100,000 votes, is closest to a starting spot.
Brandon Crawford has been the Giants' best hitter through two months but he's fifth in the voting at shortstop, trailing Jhonny Peralta, Starlin Castro, Troy Tulowitzki and Zack Cozart.
Nori Aoki and Angel Pagan rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in the outfield, but they're far behind Bryce Harper (the overall votes leader), Matt Holliday and Giancarlo Stanton. Brandon Belt was not among the top five at first base and Joe Panik ranks fifth at second base.
The leaders after one round of voting: Adrian Gonzalez (first base), Dee Gordon (second base), Peralta, Matt Carpenter (third base), Molina, Harper, Holliday and Stanton. At the moment, four Cardinals are on track to start the game, which will be held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Voting will continue through the end of June.
While Posey is a regular at the midsummer event, Crawford is in position to make his first All-Star team. He entered Wednesday's game with a .299 average and six homers, and leads all MLB shortstops with 31 RBI.