Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has widened his gap in all-star voting at his position and continues to lead all players in total votes after MLB released the latest round of tallies on Wednesday afternoon. Overall the Cubs have leaders at five positions, with Dexter Fowler taking over the lead among outfielders this week.
Rizzo has 1,264,404 votes which is over 800,000 more among first basemen than Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants. Second baseman Ben Zobrist leads his next competitor by nearly 400,000, and third baseman Kris Bryant is up about 330,000. Shortstop Addison Russell has the narrowest lead among the infielders with 118,031 more votes than Colorado Rockies rookie Trevor Story.
The Cubs are attempting to become the second team – and first since 1963 – to start their entire infield at the all-star game.
There’s no change in voting from last week for catcher Miguel Montero, who ranks third behind Yadier Molina and Buster Posey. Catcher David Ross continues to lead all write-in candidates but has not cracked the top 5 among catchers, according to the league.
Jorge Soler ranks sixth among outfielders.