Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper continues to lead all NL All-Star vote-getters in the most recent update of balloting released by MLB on Monday.
Paul Martin Elite Jersey Harper, batting .320/.428/.616 with 15 homers and 46 RBIs, became the first NL player to push past 2 million votes, having drawn 2,132,795, according to the update. Nats second baseman Daniel Murphy has the second-most votes at this point at 1,745,231, and Washington teammate Ryan Zimmerman, the NL’s top hitter at .365, leads first basemen with 1,060,532 votes.
Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward, third among outfield vote-getters, has the slimmest lead among players currently holding starting spots, some 58,000 votes ahead of teammate Ben Zobrist.
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