Cubs sitting pretty again in All-Star voting
|Thursday, June 8, 2017, 10:07 AM- -|
The 2017 All-Star Game is in Miami, Florida this year at Marlins Park on July 11 so that means that the first couple rounds of voting are currently taking place.
There are several Cubs in the top five of their respective positions of the six different positions groups.
For first base, Anthony Rizzo leads the pack with a total of 452,620 votes, the closest competitor to him is Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman with 359,055. Anthony Rizzo has had a solid year defensively but has struggled with his batting as he is currently batting .235. He is a power hitter as he has had 13 home runs this season.
At second base, Javier Baez is second in the voting with a total of 474,119 votes and he trails Daniel Murphy by almost 200,000 votes. Baez is a strong defensive player, as he is often in the highlight reels for his plays, so look for him to potentially make a leap in the rankings.
Third base is led solidly by Kris Bryant with 632,900 votes, and is followed by Nolan Arenado with 392,051 votes. The reigning NL MVP seems to have a firm grasp on the first place position for third.
At shortstop Addison Russell trails Corey Seager by 20,000 votes, and Seager holds the top position. Russell has had 19 total RBIs this season and has been consistent for the Cubs on defense.
The outfield rankings for the All-Star Game voting bolsters Cubs. In the top five of the position group, Bryce Harper sits at the top with almost one million total votes. Charlie Blackmon sits in second place, followed by three Cubs, Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist and Kyle Schwarber. Jason Heyward has always shown out in the outfield, and Zobrist is very consistent as well. A lot of Cubs fans might feel so so about Schwarber ranked fifth as he has had an up and down season so far.
With a month and a half out of the end of the voting, the Cubs are sitting in a solid position. Make sure that all you Cubs fans out there help push your favorite players into the All-Star Game in July!