In advance of the All-Star Game selections on Sunday, ESPN.com surveyed 31 of ESPN's top baseball minds to find out which National League players should start in the 80th Midsummer Classic on July 14 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Following are our voting results and the choices at each position. (Stats are through Wednesday's games.) Who do you think should start for the National League? Register your vote.
CATCHER: Brian McCann, Braves
McCann has reigned supreme in a down offensive year for NL catchers.
FIRST BASE: Albert Pujols, Cardinals
The ASG is in Pujols' town, and he's MLB's best player. Need more?
SECOND BASE: Chase Utley, Phillies
The Phillies' best player, Utley, doesn't have an MVP. But he will.
THIRD BASE: David Wright, Mets
Wright has given the Mets everything but HR power, and that will come.
SHORTSTOP: Hanley Ramirez, Marlins
Ramirez drives in a run every game. Well, he has in his past 10.
OUTFIELD: Raul Ibanez, Phillies
Ibanez is on the DL, but he's been hurting NL pitching all season.
OUTFIELD: Ryan Braun, Brewers
Braun has posted an OPS of .950 or better each month this season.
OUTFIELD: Justin Upton, Diamondbacks
Look at Upton's great numbers in '09 and remember this: He's 21.
STARTING PITCHER: Tim Lincecum, Giants
First in K's, second in ERA, Lincecum is aiming for another Cy Young.