SAN FRANCISCO -- After the team posted a 2.66 ERA in May, the Giants have three pitchers -- Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija -- who can make strong cases to be All-Stars next month in July. The lineup, however, might not be very well represented.
Major League Baseball released the results from the first round of All-Star voting on Wednesday morning and none of the Giants position players are in position to start the game, held July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.
Buster Posey is closest, trailing leader Yadier Molina by about 80,000 votes.
The Cubs, not surprisingly, are dominating the voting. The best team in baseball currently has the starter at every infield spot. Brandon Belt (271,670) is second in the voting at first base, but he's far behind overall vote leader Anthony Rizzo (874,471).
Ben Zobrist leads at second base, with Joe Panik currently in fourth. Matt Duffy is a distant fifth at third base, where fellow second-year player Kris Bryant is a clear leader over Nolan Arenado.
Brandon Crawford has been the best shortstop in the National League for a couple of years now, but he's 300,000 votes behind Cubs rookie Addison Russell and also trails Trevor Story of the Rockies and Asdrubal Cabrera of the Mets.
Hunter Pence, at ninth, is the highest among Giants outfielders.
The Giants dominated the voting in 2012 but haven't done so in the years since. Bruce Bochy has used his spot as manager to get a few of his players on the team, but the Mets' Terry Collins will make those decisions this time around.
Voting for this year's game ends June 30.
Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo paces the NL in fan balloting for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard. pic.twitter.com/hIgb4KMwAn— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 1, 2016