Cubs Dexter Fowler now leads National League outfielders in All-Star votes
CHICAGO – A second round of All-Star Game vote tabulations brought even more good news for Cubs fans.
All of the players on the team who were leading at their position when Major League Baseball released the first set of votes last week kept it while one guy moves himself up to the stop spot.
Outfield Dexter Fowler has passed Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper for the top spot in outfielders voting. Last week he was second but a surge in the voting helped him reach 1,170,718 votes which was enough to pass Harper who now has 1,119,168.
This year’s All-Star Game will be played at Petco Park in San Diego on July 12th.
Fowler is now third overall in the voting behind two of his teammates. First baseman Anthony Rizzo leads all National League players in votes with 1,264,404 while third baseman Kris Bryant is 2nd with 1,172,717.
Second baseman Ben Zobrist is fourth in the voting with 1,140,808 while Addison Russell continues to lead the shortstop voting with 832,191 votes.
Right now the only position a Cubs players is not leading is catcher. Currently the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina leads that category with Cubs catcher Miguel Montero sitting in third place.
Two more voting updates will be released for the National League on the next two Wednesdays before the final tabulations are released on a date to be announced in late June or early July.
Below is the full votes so far for the National League All-Stars.