Bryce Harper continues to lead NL All-Star voting

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) looks on before an MLB game between the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 7, 2017, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
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Major League Baseball’s Communications Department released its latest update to the National League All-Star ballot on Monday. Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper still leads the NL with 2,827,330 votes, though his teammate, second baseman Daniel Murphy, isn’t too far behind. Murphy leads all NL second basemen with 2,365,180 votes. Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon comes in third with 2,259,827 votes.

Harper has slowed a bit since he started the season on fire, but he still boasts an impressive slash line of .318/.422/.605 with 17 home runs and 51 RBI. Murphy currently ranks third in the National League with a .345 batting average. Blackmon’s 95 hits and 10 triples also lead all of Major League Baseball.

Another National, the resurgent Ryan Zimmerman, is still the leading vote-getter among NL first basemen. It’s close, however, as Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is just under 200,000 votes behind Zimmerman. Paul Goldschmidt, Freddie Freeman and Joey Votto round out the top-five at a loaded first base position.

Rizzo’s teammate, Kris Bryant, is pacing the field among third basemen with over 1.6 million votes. Cincinnati’s Zack Cozart has a slim lead over L.A.’s Corey Seager among shortstops, while San Francisco’s Buster Posey has a healthy lead over the field of catchers.

Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward has the third-most votes among NL outfielders, though he’s less than 100,000 ahead of teammate Ben Zobrist. Miami’s Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton as well as Atlanta’s Matt Kemp remain within striking distance of Heyward.

An update on American League All-Star voting will be released Tuesday. The 2017 MLB All-Star Game will take place on July 11 from Marlins Park in Miami.

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