With the release of the first All-Star ballot, the Chicago Cubs have five players vying for a spot, while first baseman Anthony Rizzo leads all vote-getters in the National League–yes, even more than Bryce Harper.
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When you have the best team in baseball, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the National League All-Star ballot is littered with your team’s players. That is exactly the case for the
as they have the top vote-getter at every infield spot, as well as havingDexter Fowler
as the No. 2 choice in the outfield. If the Cubs can keep up their pace, they could sneak a few more into the July 12 All-Star Game.
While Rizzo (874,471) has been an All-Star twice, but he’s hoping for this to be his first fan-elected trip. Another Cubs’ first baseman–Derrek Lee–was the last Cub to lead the overall vote in 2005. The last Cubs to be elected to the game by the fans were back in 2008 as Kosuke Fukudome, Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto all went to the All-Star Game.
Ben Zobrist (732,519), Kris Bryant (776,107) and Addison Russell (544,420) all lead at their respective positions, while Fowler (797,160) sits in second for the outfield. With a month left on the ballot, there’s plenty of time for the Cubs to have another player get hot and get his name towards the top of the fans selection. So let’s go David Ross, have yourself a solid June so we can send you to the All-Star Game.
Be sure to head over to the Esurance All-Star Game Ballot to vote for your favorite Cubs players. You can vote up to five times in a 24 hour period, up to a total of 35 times, Every vote counts so make sure to log on and vote now!