It's looking like Phillies' All-Star will be a pitcher

No position player appears on balloting leaderboards

It's looking like Phillies' All-Star will be a pitcher

NEW YORK -- The Phillies will have at least one player appear at next month's All-Star Game in Cincinnati, but he is almost certainly going to come from the pitching staff, according to the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update.

Cole Hamels (5-4, 2.91 ERA), Aaron Harang (4-5, 2.02 ERA) and Jonathan Papelbon (1.25 ERA, 11-for-11 in save opportunities) each could make cases for themselves to make the team.

The case is more difficult to make for Phillies position players. Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis looked like a candidate in April, but he is fading after a hot start. He is hitting .211 with a .514 OPS since May 8. Ryan Howard had been on a roll, but he has just two hits in his past 23 at-bats.

No Phillies player is among the highest vote getters in's second National League All-Star voting update.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at 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 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 to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. will provide extensive online coverage of All-Star Week festivities.

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Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone. Follow him on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.