The first round of voting for the National League side of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game was released on Wednesday and three Nationals players are showing up well with just under six weeks to go until the July 12 Midsummer Classic.
Bryce Harper leads all NL outfielders with 838,599 votes and places second only to Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo among all NL players. Second baseman Daniel Murphy is second for his position with 488,468 votes. And Wilson Ramos places fifth among NL catchers with 209,949.
Like Harper, Murphy is second to a Cubs player with Ben Zobrist topping all second basemen. For catchers, it's Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina who is in the NL lead.
Harper is currently sidelined by a right leg contusion, but is second among NL outfielders with 13 homers and is fourth with 34 RBI. Murphy leads the majors with a .397 batting average and is second among NL second basemen in homers (9) and RBI (34). Ramos leads all MLB catchers with at least 40 games played with a .327 batting average. He has six homers and 25 RBI.
Here are the full NL All-Star voting results:
Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo paces the NL in fan balloting for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard. pic.twitter.com/hIgb4KMwAn— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 1, 2016