Jose Reyes leads the National League in batting with a .341 average. He also leads the league with twelve triples, has the second-most stolen bases, and the fourth-most doubles. (For the SABR-minded, he also leads all National League hitters in WAR, and is behind only Jose Bautista in all of baseball.) And though Troy Tulowitzki (who, admittedly, is having a very nice season) has ten more home runs than Reyes, the Mets shortstop has him beat in slugging percentage — not to mention on-base percentage. Reyes is having the kind of season that reportedly makes a guy tell friends that he intends to get paid in the off-season. But he’s still not leading in the latest All-Star voting update: Among shortstops, Tulowitzki has 2,385,991 votes to Reyes’s 1,972,820. (We also wouldn’t have thought that the rising-star Tulowitzki is already at the point where he can win the vote on name alone, the way his counterpart atop the A.L. voting could.) That said, Reyes is closing the gap: Tulowitzki had a lead of 624,000 votes two weeks ago, led by nearly 580,000 votes last week, and now leads by about 413,000. But he’s running out of time: Voting ends next Thursday, June 30.
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