MLB All-Star voting update: Rockies Charlie Blackmon still in position to start; Nolan Arenado stays in second

Charlie Blackmon. Colorado Rockies vs the Cleveland Indians, June 7, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Charlie Blackmon trails only Bryce Harper among voting for NL outfielders. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Charlie Blackmon remains on pace to start in next month’s MLB All-Star game in Miami.

The Colorado Rockies scruffy haired center fielder collected the second-most votes among National League outfielders in the latest All-Star ballot update released Monday. The Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper (2,132,795 votes) ranked first. Then came Blackmon (1,588,498 votes) and the Cubs’ Jason Heyward (737,147 votes). The top three outfielders earn the start.

Elsewhere, Nolan Arenado stayed in second among NL third baseman. Arenado (951,747 votes) trails the Cubs’ Kris Bryant (1,248,348 votes) by roughly 300,000 in the fan vote.

Blackmon is seeking his second All-Star game selection. He was named an All-Star in 2014. Arenado, who earned All-Star selections in 2015 and 2016, is looking to qualify for the third-straight year.

The only other Rockies to appear on the latest ballot were D.J. LeMahieu, who’s in third among NL second basemen, and Carlos Gonzalez, who’s 15th among NL outfielders.

Mark Reynolds, who’s hitting .314 with 17 home runs and 54 RBI, was not one of the top-five vote getters for NL first baseman. That could be because he still doesn’t even appear on the ballot.

Fans decide which position players start in the July 11 game by voting online. They are eligible to cast votes through June 29. Managers choose pitchers. Reserves are picked by a combination of manager’s choice and fan voting.

Here are the full results of the ballot update released Monday:

First basemen
  1. Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals, 1,060,532
  2. Anthony Rizzo, Cubs, 950,851
  3. Paul Goldscmidt, Diamondbacks, 560,456
  4. Freddie Freeman, Braves, 522,827
  5. Joey Votto, Reds, 334,802
Second basemen
  1. Daniel Murphy, Nationals, 1,745,231
  2. Javier Baez, Cubs, 1,029,025
  3. D.J. LeMahieu, Rockies, 287,131
  4. Brandon Phillips, Braves, 261,704
  5. Kolten Wong, Cardinals, 226,981
Third basemen
  1. Kris Bryant, Cubs, 1,248,348
  2. Nolan Arenado, Rockies, 951,747
  3. Justin Turner, Dodgers, 503,286
  4. Anthony Rendon, Nationals, 489,809
  5. Jake Lamb, Diamondbacks, 387,228
Shortstops
  1. Zach Cozart, Reds, 997,966
  2. Corey Seager, Dodgers, 804,788
  3. Addison Russell, Cubs, 758,037
  4. Trea Turner, Nationals, 502,988
Catchers
  1. Buster Posey, Giants, 1,357,467
  2. Wilson Contreras, Cubs, 740,372
  3. Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 669,641
  4. Matt Wieters, Nationals, 455,498
  5. Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers, 343,112
Outfielders
  1. Bryce Harper, Nationals, 2,132,795
  2. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies, 1,588,498
  3. Jason Heyward, Cubs, 737,147
  4. Ben Zobrist, Cubs, 678,795
  5. Matt Kemp, Braves, 641,728
  6. Marcell Ozuna, Marlins, 613,356
  7. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins, 603,290
  8. Kyle Schwarber, Cubs, 599,910
  9. Yoenis Cespedes, Mets, 430,879
  10. Adam Duvall, Reds, 379,541
  11. Dexter Fowler, Cardinals, 379,070
  12. Jayson Werth, Nationals, 360,664
  13. Jay Bruce, Mets, 322,023
  14. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers, 284,869
  15. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies, 275,714

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