NL All-Star Update: Arenado in Line for 2nd Starting Assignment

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, an All-Star the last three years who earned his first starting assignment a year ago, has a healthy lead in voting for a second start in a row in the weekly update of NL All-Star voting.

Arenado has received 1,124,563 votes, third highest of any NL player behind Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (1,433,140) and outfielder Nick Markakis (1,1736,653), and a healthy edge in voting at third base.

Kris Bryan of the Cubs ranks second to Arenado with 677,185 votes.

The support for Arenado shows the reputation he is gaining with baseball fans. Only two other Rockies are even among the top vote-getters at their position. Center fielder Charlie Blackmon is fourth in voting in the outfield, where fans pick the three starters, and shortstop Trevor Story did move from fifth to fourth at shortstop.

The voting continues until July 5 with the 89th All-Star Game schedule July 17 at Nationals Park.

NL All-Star Voting Week 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE UPDATE
CATCHER
1. Buster Posey, Giants: 686,253
2. Willson Contreras, Cubs: 596,111
3. Kurt Suzuki, Braves: 557,692
4. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 366,271
5. Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers: 333,549
FIRST BASE
1. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 1,433,140 votes
2. Anthony Rizzo, Cubs: 566,382
3. Brandon Belt, Giants: 363,361
4. Cody Bellinger, Dodgers: 294,418
5. Joey Votto, Reds: 189,364
SECOND BASE
1. Ozzie Albies, Braves: 915,736
2. Javier Baez, Cubs: 767,417
3. Scooter Gennett, Reds: 743,979
4. Joe Panik, Giants: 194,634
5. Asdrubal Cabrera, Mets: 173,567
SHORTSTOP
1. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 1,120,031
2. Dansby Swanson, Braves: 568,400
3. Addison Russell, Cubs: 475,091
4. Trevor Story, Rockies: 315,532
5. Trea Turner, Nationals: 279,071
THIRD BASE
1. Nolan Arenado, Rockies: 1,124,563
2. Kris Bryant, Cubs: 677,185
3. Johan Camargo, Braves: 395,389
4. Eugenio Suarez, Reds: 228,806
5. Evan Longoria, Giants; 221,100
OUTFIELD
1. Nick Markakis, Braves: 1,173,653
2. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 1,002,696
3. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 925,697
4. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies: 678,831
5. Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves: 617,151
6. Ender Inciarte, Braves: 528,943
7. Jason Heyward, Cubs: 447,359
8. Kyle Schwarber, Cubs: 442,471
9. Ben Zobrist, Cubs: 434,943
10. Christian Yelich, Brewers: 364,286
11. Corey Dickerson, Pirates: 313,558
12. Odubel Herrera, Phillies: 263,903
13. Lorenzo Cain, Brewers: 242,827
14. Andrew McCutchen, Giants: 241,652
15. Matt Adams, Nationals: 237,165
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