Charlie Blackmon remains on pace to start in next month’s MLB All-Star game in Miami.
The Colorado Rockies scruffy haired center fielder collected the second-most votes among National League outfielders in the latest All-Star ballot update released Monday. The Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper (2,132,795 votes) ranked first. Then came Blackmon (1,588,498 votes) and the Cubs’ Jason Heyward (737,147 votes). The top three outfielders earn the start.
Elsewhere, Nolan Arenado stayed in second among NL third baseman. Arenado (951,747 votes) trails the Cubs’ Kris Bryant (1,248,348 votes) by roughly 300,000 in the fan vote.
Blackmon is seeking his second All-Star game selection. He was named an All-Star in 2014. Arenado, who earned All-Star selections in 2015 and 2016, is looking to qualify for the third-straight year.
The only other Rockies to appear on the latest ballot were D.J. LeMahieu, who’s in third among NL second basemen, and Carlos Gonzalez, who’s 15th among NL outfielders.
Mark Reynolds, who’s hitting .314 with 17 home runs and 54 RBI, was not one of the top-five vote getters for NL first baseman. That could be because he still doesn’t even appear on the ballot.
Fans decide which position players start in the July 11 game by voting online. They are eligible to cast votes through June 29. Managers choose pitchers. Reserves are picked by a combination of manager’s choice and fan voting.
Here are the full results of the ballot update released Monday:
- Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals, 1,060,532
- Anthony Rizzo, Cubs, 950,851
- Paul Goldscmidt, Diamondbacks, 560,456
- Freddie Freeman, Braves, 522,827
- Joey Votto, Reds, 334,802
- Daniel Murphy, Nationals, 1,745,231
- Javier Baez, Cubs, 1,029,025
- D.J. LeMahieu, Rockies, 287,131
- Brandon Phillips, Braves, 261,704
- Kolten Wong, Cardinals, 226,981
- Kris Bryant, Cubs, 1,248,348
- Nolan Arenado, Rockies, 951,747
- Justin Turner, Dodgers, 503,286
- Anthony Rendon, Nationals, 489,809
- Jake Lamb, Diamondbacks, 387,228
- Zach Cozart, Reds, 997,966
- Corey Seager, Dodgers, 804,788
- Addison Russell, Cubs, 758,037
- Trea Turner, Nationals, 502,988
- Buster Posey, Giants, 1,357,467
- Wilson Contreras, Cubs, 740,372
- Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 669,641
- Matt Wieters, Nationals, 455,498
- Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers, 343,112
- Bryce Harper, Nationals, 2,132,795
- Charlie Blackmon, Rockies, 1,588,498
- Jason Heyward, Cubs, 737,147
- Ben Zobrist, Cubs, 678,795
- Matt Kemp, Braves, 641,728
- Marcell Ozuna, Marlins, 613,356
- Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins, 603,290
- Kyle Schwarber, Cubs, 599,910
- Yoenis Cespedes, Mets, 430,879
- Adam Duvall, Reds, 379,541
- Dexter Fowler, Cardinals, 379,070
- Jayson Werth, Nationals, 360,664
- Jay Bruce, Mets, 322,023
- Yasiel Puig, Dodgers, 284,869
- Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies, 275,714
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