If the voting ended today, Tulowitzki would join teammates Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon in the starting lineup for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, which will take place at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Blackmon leads all NL outfielders in votes with almost 550,000 and is third overall in the league, behind Tulowitzki and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.
Tulowitzki leads all MLB hitters in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage for the 28-24 Rockies. Arenado, a Gold Glove winner in his rookie season a year ago, added offense to his game this year and was one of the game's better all-around players before landing on the disabled list with a broken finger over the weekend. He'll lose some steam in the voting process, for sure, but if Arenado can somehow hang on, he should be back on the field before the All-Star break.
Blackmon was one of baseball's biggest surprises in April, hitting .374/.418/.616 during the first month of the season. He's come back down to earth in May, managing a .261/.286/.420 line this month, but Blackmon is still in the top 10 in the NL in most offensive categories and unlike Arenado, will have the opportunity to help himself in the voting with a strong June.
Here are the leading vote-getters by position in the NL as of Wednesday:
C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers
2B: Chase Utley, Phillies
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies
OF: Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF: Ryan Braun, Brewers