At least this season is going much better than last season, where the Cubs had just one All-Star selection. Cubs fans this year have voted, but the Braves fans have helped Freddie Freeman become the top vote-getter thus far with over 633,000 votes, as well as others lead the pack. The Cubs aren’t too far back.
At first base, Anthony Rizzo trails Freeman in 2nd place 633,342 to 248,275. It will take a lot for Rizzo to catch up since Freeman has a commanding lead for first place as the top vote-getter.
At second base, it’s a much tighter race with Javy Baez in 2nd place receiving 360,307 votes. Baez trails Ozzie Albies of the Braves by under 40,000 votes for first place. Scooter Gennett of the Reds isn’t too far behind either, with 309,512 votes in third place.
At third base, Nolan Arenado has a sizeable lead over Kris Bryant with 527,683 votes to just 305,062. Arenado and Bryant lead the pack of third baseman, as the 3rd place recipient trails by almost 150,000 votes.
At shortstop, Addison Russell is the first Cub not in the top-2, receiving the 3rd most votes. Brandon Crawford of the Giants leads with 466,021 votes, Dansby Swanson of the Braves with 225,182 votes follows, and then Russell has 210,764 votes for third place.
At catcher, Willson Contreras is in a tight race with Buster Posey of the Giants. Posey narrowly leads with 281,331 votes with Contreras right behind him receiving 259,427 votes. Once again, a Braves player is close with Kurt Suzuki in 2nd place receiving 223,108 votes.
In the outfield, the Cubs are blown away but all three choices not including Almora, are in the top-10. Kyle Schwarber is in 7th place with 203,299 votes, Ben Zobrist ranks 8th with 196,837 votes, and Jason Heyward is in 10th place with 175,583. It will take a lot for one of these guys to make the team, needing at least 100,000 more votes.
Just like the Cubs in 2016, the Braves fans are riding their solid first half and voting tremendously, with their guys placing near the top at each position. They have a chance of eight Braves making the roster id the trend continues.
The All-Star ballot numbers for the National League will be updated again on Monday, June 18th and one last time on Monday, June 25th. There’s still time for Cubs fans to get out the vote and help our second-place Cubs get into first and start.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 11, 2018
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