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The MLB All-Star Ballot box is filling up, giving us a good idea of who the MLB All-Star voting leaders are in the National League
The stars will be out in full force in the 2021 MLB All-Star Game in Denver, Colorado this July.
With no Midsummer Classic from a season ago, it will be great to see some of the best players in the American League take on the best that the National League has to offer at Coors Field on July 13. While all 30 teams will have at least one player at the game, let’s take a look at the players who are leading the NL vote. Some of the names might come as a complete surprise to you.
Here are the leading vote-getters at each position in the National League heading into July.
MLB All-Star Voting Leaders: National League
- Catcher: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
- First Baseman: Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves
- Second Baseman: Adam Frazier, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Third Baseman: Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals
- Shortstop: Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
- Left Fielder: Jesse Winker, Cincinnati Reds
- Center Fielder: Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
- Right Fielder: Nick Castellanos, Cincinnati Reds
While a lot of the leading vote getters have been some of the best players in the Senior Circuit for quite some time, it is interesting that most of the eight position leaders don’t play for great teams this year. Of course, players like Ronald Acuña Jr. and Nolan Arenado should be among the starters, but it is not like the Atlanta Braves or the St. Louis Cardinals have been the least bit good at all.
While players like Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants and Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres play on contending teams, those might be the only two NL starters who are in position to play in the postseason. The Braves and the Cincinnati Reds each have two leading voter getters, as well as hot trade commodity Adam Frazier of the Pittsburgh Pirates at second.
What did the voters get right with these early leaders and what did they get oh so horribly wrong?