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.

Leading Vote-Getters

Pos Player Club Votes
1B
1 Freddie Freeman Braves 633,342
2 Anthony Rizzo Cubs 248,275
3 Brandon Belt Giants 162,750
4 Cody Bellinger Dodgers 113,392
5 Joey Votto Reds 83,272
2B
1 Ozzie Albies Braves 398,816
2 Javier Báez Cubs 360,307
3 Scooter Gennett Reds 309,512
4 Asdrúbal Cabrera Mets 97,243
5 Joe Panik Giants 62,325
3B
1 Nolan Arenado Rockies 527,683
2 Kris Bryant Cubs 305,062
3 Johan Camargo Braves 152,260
4 Eugenio Suárez Reds 87,659
5 Justin Turner Dodgers 87,387
SS
1 Brandon Crawford Giants 466,021
2 Dansby Swanson Braves 225,182
3 Addison Russell Cubs 210,764
4 Trea Turner Nationals 158,252
5 Trevor Story Rockies 143,603
C
1 Buster Posey Giants 281,331
2 Willson Contreras Cubs 259,427
3 Kurt Suzuki Braves 223,108
4 Francisco Cervelli Pirates 168,832
5 Yadier Molina Cardinals 152,336
OF
1 Bryce Harper Nationals 498,189
2 Nick Markakis Braves 494,206
3 Matt Kemp Dodgers 351,780
4 Charlie Blackmon Rockies 309,099
5 Ronald Acuña Jr. Braves 277,077
6 Ender Inciarte Braves 225,225
7 Kyle Schwarber Cubs 203,299
8 Ben Zobrist Cubs 196,837
9 Odúbel Herrera Phillies 189,234
10 Jason Heyward Cubs 175,583
11 Christian Yelich Brewers 163,575
12 Corey Dickerson Pirates 150,239
13 A.J. Pollock D-backs 110,055
14 Matt Adams Nationals 106,317
15 Lorenzo Cain Brewers 104,948
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