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First-time All-Star hopefuls posting numbers worthy of consideration

Updated: June 17, 2009, 5:01 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Baseball's latest round of All-Star balloting reflects the usual mishmash of fans who vote based on performance and others who are swayed by star power and name recognition. Jimmy Rollins and Josh Hamilton, both of whom rank high in the voting, probably would be the first to admit they're not having the most All-Star-worthy seasons of their careers.

As the balloting also suggests, some teams either have had advantageous schedules or are doing a great job of cranking out the vote. When Chris ...

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