McCutchen 11th in NL outfield on ballot update

McCutchen 11th in NL outfield on ballot update

PITTSBURGH -- Andrew McCutchen was the Pirates' lone representative in the first National League update to the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, released Wednesday afternoon.

McCutchen received 339,566 votes from fans, putting him 11th among all NL outfielders. Nationals slugger Bryce Harper ranks first among outfielders and leads the NL with 1,116,582 votes.

McCutchen, a four-time All-Star, currently sits between the Rockies' Corey Dickerson (354,252) and the Cardinals' Jon Jay (333,040).

The Pirates sent three players to the All-Star Game last year: McCutchen, Josh Harrison and setup man Tony Watson. They were represented by five players in 2013: McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Jeff Locke, Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli.

The Bucs have a few pitchers who seem like prime All-Star candidates, notably starters Gerrit Cole and A.J. Burnett. The pitchers and reserves are determined through a combination of "Player Ballot" choices and selections made by NL manager Bruce Bochy.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.

Fans may also receive the ballot by texting VOTE to 89269 (USA) or 101010 (Canada). Or text VOTA for a ballot in Spanish. Message and data rates may apply. Up to five messages. No purchase required. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for info.

Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

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

The 86th 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.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.