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Wright moves up on ballot for NL third basemen

Mets captain in second trailing Arenado; Murphy in fifth place at second base

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Fan voting for the 2014 All-Star Game is open for one more month, and if Mets fans want to see any of their favorites get the start in the Midsummer Classic, they have a little work to do.

Only two Mets -- David Wright and Daniel Murphy -- rank in the top five (or top 15 for outfielders) at their respective positions in the latest National League All-Star balloting update released Tuesday afternoon.

Wright (565,982 votes) is second among third baseman, trailing only Colorado's Nolan Arenado (590,745) but well ahead of third-place Aramis Ramirez of the Brewers (472,321) and fourth-place Pablo Sandoval of the Giants (463,050).

While he has had trouble hitting for power through the season's first two months, Wright has held his own with a .296/.345/.403 slash line and had an NL-best 72 hits entering Tuesday. He hit .320 with a .360 on-base percentage, three homers and 15 RBIs in May.

Murphy, meanwhile, is a distant fifth in the race among second sackers with 298,611 votes. Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips (304,541) is within striking distance in fourth place, but the leader -- the Phillies' Chase Utley -- is running away with it with 974,196 votes. He has a comfortable lead over the Dodgers' Dee Gordon (530,289).

Murphy's impressive offensive campaign is second on the Mets to only Wright. He's batting .294 with a .354 on-base percentage and .400 slugging mark entering Tuesday. He also has nine steals to go with his three homers and 21 RBIs.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15.

Fans may submit up to 25 online ballots, but they can also earn a one-time bonus of 10 additional online ballots. To access these additional online ballots, you must be logged into your MLB.com account when you submit any online ballot. If you do not have an MLB.com account, register on the site in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free MLB.com account.

Fans this year once again can participate in the Home Run Derby Fan Poll. Fans will have the opportunity to select three players in each league who they would most like to see participate in the Home Run Derby. The 2014 Home Run Derby will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio in the United States beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, July 14.

The 2014 American League and National League All-Star teams will be unveiled on the 2014 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show during the weekend of July 5-6, with further details to follow on MLB.com. Immediately following the announcement of the AL and NL All-Star rosters, fans can begin voting to select the final player for each league's 34-man roster via the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian. Fans will cast their votes from a list of five players from each league over the balloting period.

And the voting doesn't end there. The final phase of All-Star Game voting will again have fans participating in the voting for the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. During the Midsummer Classic, fans will vote exclusively online at MLB.com via the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com MVP Vote Sponsored by Pepsi, and their voice will represent 20 percent of the overall vote that determines the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.

MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of the All-Star Week festivities.

The 85th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Tim Healey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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