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The First Base Race Remains Tight in NL All-Star Balloting


The latest balloting is in for the NL All-Star team and the race to start at first base remains tight.

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has 1,404,251 votes and remains slightly ahead of Chicago’s Anthony Rizzo, who has 1,247,219. Zimmerman is batting .349 on the season with 19 home runs and 54 RBI. If he holds on, this would be Zimmerman’s first ever elected start at first base. Rizzo was the starter in 2016.

The remaining NL leaders include second baseman Daniel Murphy of the Nationals, third baseman Kris Bryant of the Cubs, Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart, catcher Buster Posey of the Giants and outfielders Bryce Harper, Charlie Blackmon and Jason Heyward of the Nationals, Rockies and Cubs, respectively.

Here are all of the top vote getters:

All-Star Balloting Update: Zack Cozart shoots to the lead among NL shortstops

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Zack Cozart of the Cincinnati Reds is having a fantastic season. He’s hitting .329/.416/.580 with nine homers and 33 RBI. Corey Seager of the Dodgers is also having a fantastic season, hitting .279/.388/.473, but Cozart’s superior one thus far has shot him past Seager for the lead among NL shortstops in the All-Star balloting.

The other leaders in the voting so far: first baseman Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals; second baseman Daniel Murphy of the Nationals; third baseman Kris Bryant of the Cubs; catcher Buster Posey of the Giants; and outfielders Bryce Harper of the Nationals, Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies and Jason Heyward of the Cubs.

Here are all the leaders. American League update will come tomorrow:


Ryan Zimmerman takes over the top spot at first base in National League All-Star Voting

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Here is the second week of All-Star voting results from the National League.

The highlights: Ryan Zimmerman has overtaken the top spot at first base, surpassing Anthony Rizzo. We have a close three-way race has at shortstop between leader Corey Seager, Zack Cozart and Addison Russell. Bryce Harper, of course, continues to lead everyone in overall voting.

Here are the position-by-position tallies. And remember: this time it doesn’t count!