David Freese a nominee for NL Final Vote

ST. LOUIS (Cardinals.com) - David Freese already has a collection of hardware, garnered during the magical few weeks the St. Louis-area native had last October. Now, he has the opportunity to add All-Star to his growing list of accolades.

Freese is among five National League players who are competing for the final roster spot on the National League squad. His competition in the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote presented by Firestone includes the soon-to-retire Chipper Jones, up-and-coming hot shot Bryce Harper, as well as Michael Bourn and Aaron Hill.

Now in its 11th year, the Final Vote gives baseball fans around the world the opportunity to select the final player on each All-Star team. Balloting began immediately following Sunday's MLB All-Star Game Selection Show presented by Taco Bell and continues until Thursday, July 5 at 3 p.m. CDT. The winners will be announced on MLB.com shortly thereafter.