Arenado No. 1 Third Baseman in Early All-Star Voting
Nolan Arenado has been a favorite of baseball management since he arrived in the big leagues in 2013. And the recognition continues to build.
Arenado, who has won five Gold Gloves in five big-league seasons and Silver Slugger Awards each of the last three seasons, is in line for a fourth consecutive selection to the NL All-Star team.
In the early fan voting, he is a strong leader at third base to be elected to the starting lineup for a second year in a row.
Arenado has 527,683 votes in the results announced on Monday, more than 200,000 voters ahead of second-place Kris Bryant of the Cubs.
Arenado's vote total is second to only Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who has 633,342 votes, more than double Cubs second baseman Anthony Rizzo, who is in second with 248,275 votes.
Arenado is the only Rockies player leading voting at his position. Only two other Rockies are among top vote getters. Shortstop Trevor Story is fifth in the voting at his position, and Charlie Blackmon is fourth among outfielders. The top three outfielder vote-getters earn starting positions in the All-Star Game, which is scheduled at Nationals Park July 17.
All-Star Balloting Program is being conducted exclusively online and via mobile devices at MLB.com, all 30 Club web sites and the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Fans can submit 35 ballots, includng a maximum of five ballots within a 24-hour period.
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