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Joc Pederson moves up to 6th among NL outfielders in All-Star voting

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Joc Pederson hit his 19th home run of the season on Monday night at Wrigley Field.
Joc Pederson hit his 19th home run of the season on Monday night at Wrigley Field.
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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson moved up to sixth among National League outfielders in the latest All-Star ballot update, but with a little more than one week left in the voting he has a tall task ahead to be one of the three outfield starters.

Voting ends on Thursday, July 2 at 8:59 p.m. PT. The 2015 All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Pederson has 2,409,459 votes, good for sixth among National League outfielders, but Matt Holliday in third place — the final starter — has nearly double that amount, at 4,716,941. Pederson was eighth last week and has been as low as 11th among NL outfielders in these weekly updates.

Pederson is hitting .252/.393/.551 with 19 home runs and 50 walks, ranking fifth in the NL in OPS (and second among outfielders, to Bryce Harper) and OPS+ (161), sixth in on-base percentage, seventh in slugging percentage, eighth in wOBA (.403), ninth in wRC+ (162), is third in walks and tied for fourth in home runs.

There have only been five Dodgers rookie All-Stars — Don Newcombe (1949), Fernando Valenzuela (1981), Steve Sax (1982), Mike Piazza (1993) and Hideo Nomo (1995).

2015 NL All-Star voting, week by week
Player Team May 27 June 2 June 9 June 16 June 23 Total
Bryce Harper Nationals 1,116,582 1,206,604 1,367,228 2,369,413 3,164,543 9,224,370
Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 746,926 463,182 533,163 1,179,079 1,902,639 4,824,989
Matt Holliday Cardinals 979,008 675,420 1,038,984 1,045,769 977,760 4,716,941
Nori Aoki Giants 441,407 570,710 684,252 1,299,530 1,353,786 4,349,685
Andrew McCutchen Pirates 339,566 328,126 547,305 933,628 1,393,637 3,542,262
Joc Pederson Dodgers 390,885 197,451 342,175 748,959 729,989 2,409,459
Justin Upton Padres 368,868 323,512 486,438 593,529 441,455 2,213,802
Jason Heyward Cardinals 388,838 266,606 494,713 532,841 487,471 2,182,717

Adrian Gonzalez continues to rank second at first base, now with 3,329,716 votes, far behind leader Paul Goldschmidt (5,867,602).

Yasmani Grandal ranks fourth among NL catchers with 1,356,915 votes, with Buster Posey (6,510,231) and Yadier Molina (5,251,040) dominating that vote.

Yasiel Puig, an All-Star starter in 2014, ranks 14th among NL outfielders, with 1,653,138 votes.