After several rounds in which the trend was for the vote to be fairly evenly divided among a large number of players, the trend reversed a bit last round, with over half of the vote split among just three players and 20% going to this round's winner, Tyler Colvin.
Here is the breakdown of the vote: Tyler Colvin 20%, Reid Brignac 16%, Jose Tabata 16%, Carlos Carassco 9%, Mike Leake 9%, John Jaso 9%, Michael Saunders 7%, Drew Storen 7%, Jonathon Niese 4%, Jonny Venters 2%, Mitch Moreland 2%, Michael Brantley, 0%, Andrew Cashner 0%
which makes the current standings:
5. Michael Stanton, outfielder Florida Marlins
23. Tyler Colvin, outfielder, Chicago Cubs
Based on last round's voting I am going to temporarily drop Jonny Venters and Mitch Moreland. I will try to get back to them in round 26 or 27. I will permanently drop Michael Brantley and Andrew Cashner since they got no votes at all. I am going to bring back Brannan Boesch and Brett Wallace this round and for the first time add Alexi Ogando and Ian Desmond. Drew Storen had been dropped, but since he was a write in and then got 7% of the vote I will leave him on the ballot. Beginning next round I am likely to permanently drop anyone who gets no votes or just gets one vote.
Temporarily dropped players: John Axford 0% (20), Josh Thole 0% (20), Alcides Escobar 0% (21), Peter Bourjos 0% (21), Jake Arrieta 0% (21), Gaby Sanchez 2% (22), Mitch Moreland 2% (23), Jonny Venters 2% (23)
Permanently dropped players: Danny Valencia 0% (22), Michael Brantley 0% 23, Andrew Cashner 0% 23
Next round I am going to add Kila Ka'aihue. In rounds 26 and 27, which I expect to be the final round, I am going to add 2-3 out of a group including Chris Johnson, Brooks Conrad, Alex Sanabia, Wilton Lopez and Sergio Santos. If you have any preferences among them or if you want anyone else added instead, please discuss below.
As a reminder voting is by +1.