Cubs Anthony Rizzo leads National League fan voting for All-Star Game
CHICAGO – Add in the team’s national popularity and the fact they have sat at the top of the Major League Baseball standings for most of the season, the Cubs figure to have a strong presence at the All-Star Game on July 12th in San Diego.
Right now that might seem like an understatement.
In the first fan voting totals released by the MLB today, the Cubs at the moment would have the entire infield represented in the mid-season classic. Anthony Rizzo (1st Base), Ben Zobrist (2nd Base), Addison Russell (Shortstop) and Kris Bryant (3rd Base) all have the most votes at their position and would start the All-Star game together should the voting hold up.
Dexter Fowler is currently one of the top three outfielders in the voting and would also start if his votes stay in that position.
Rizzo is the top vote getter of all the National League players as he’s earned 874,471 votes from the fans so far. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is second with 838,599 votes.
A total of five voting updates will be released leading up to the All-Star Game at Petco Park on July 12th. One update will come per week but a date has yet to be officially set for the release of the final vote totals.
Below are the full All-Star game vote totals released by Major League Baseball today.