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5 Vote Leaders Who Shouldn’t Make 2014 MLB All-Star Team

5 Vote Leaders Who Shouldn't Make All-Star Team

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With three weeks left before the 2014 All-Star Game, fan voting is beginning to wind down and rosters are starting to form. With many 2014 individual performances warranting a selection to the Midsummer Classic, let's take a look at five players who are currently voting leaders but should not be selected to be a part of the team. It's time to rectify the flawed fan voting system by removing players who should be replaced before July 15.

5. David Wright - 1st Place NL Third Base (1,051,640 votes)

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5. David Wright - 1st Place NL Third Base (1,051,640 votes)

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One of the most respected players in the game today, David Wright is a perennial All-Star. However, compared to others at his position, David Wright does not deserve to play in the 2014 All-Star Game. Hitting .278 with six home runs and 39 RBIs, Wright does not rank among the top-tier third basemen in the National League right now.

4. Yadier Molina - 1st Place NL Catchers (2,003,557 votes)

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4. Yadier Molina - 1st Place NL Catchers (2,003,557 votes)

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With a respectable batting average (.290) and superb defense, Yadier Molina has become a household name. While his 2014 season has been acceptable, other National League catchers are more deserving than Molina -- such as Buster Posey and Jonathan Lucroy. Featuring just six home runs and 26 RBIs, Molina is not one of the most productive catchers currently in the NL.

3. David Ortiz - 2nd Place AL Designated Hitter (1,652,470 votes)

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3. David Ortiz - 2nd Place AL Designated Hitter (1,652,470 votes)

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Arguably the most successful and recognizable designated hitter of all time, David Ortiz has become synonymous with the All-Star Game. However, hitting just .248 with 17 home runs and 45 RBIs, 2014 has not been a standout year for the Boston veteran. More deserving is Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays.

2. Brandon Crawford - 2nd Place NL Shortstop (899,641 votes)

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2. Brandon Crawford - 2nd Place NL Shortstop (899,641 votes)

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Inexplicably, Brandon Crawford is comfortably sitting in second place behind Troy Tolowitzki in National League shortstop fan voting. Hitting just .257 with seven home runs and 36 RBIs, Crawford should be behind Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez instead of two places in front of him. Crawford has been a liability for the surging San Francisco Giants in 2014.

1. Derek Jeter - 1st Place AL Shortstop (2,353,336 votes)

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1. Derek Jeter - 1st Place AL Shortstop (2,353,336 votes)

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Derek Jeter is a prime example of the flawed All-Star fan voting system. Instead of voting purely on who deserves to be in the game, fans tend to vote for name only. If you remove "Derek Jeter" from his ballot listing, you would see a shortstop batting .267 with one home run and 16 RBIs who would find a hard time cracking a position's top 10 listing. However, name alone erroneously has Jeter leading the way.

Grant Doepel is a Cincinnati Reds writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @GrantDoepel, like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.