June 30, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) blows a bubble in the dugout during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
19-year-old Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper has a .274/.348/.471 line with 12 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and eight stolen bases in 11 attempts in his first 57 games and 250 plate appearances as a major leaguer, over which he's been worth +1.4 fWAR and 124 wRC+. 40-year-old, 19-year MLB veteran Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves has a .292/.375/.455 line, seven doubles and six home runs in 44 games and 176 plate appearances so far this season, and he's been worth +1.6 fWAR, 130 wRC+. 29-year-old Braves' outfielder Michael Bourn has a .302/.350/.435 line with 15 doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 22 stolen bases in 79 games and 364 plate appearances over which he's been worth +3.9 fWAR and 118 wRC+. 30-year-old Arizona Diamondbacks' second baseman Aaron Hill has put up a .300/.360/.512 line with 17 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs and seven stolen bases in 76 games and 315 PA's over which he's been worth +2.8 fWAR and 130 wRC+. St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman David Freese has a .279/.330/.478 line with 13 doubles and 13 HR's in 73 games and 298 plate appearances over which the 29-year-old infielder is worth +1.5 fWAR and 120 wRC+.
All five players are part of the Final Vote campaign that will choose the final player added to each league's roster for the upcoming 2012 MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City. MLB released early returns on the voting via their official Twitter account @MLB this morning and apparently everyone's taking Bryce Harper's advice so far:
#FinalVote 1st round standings - AL: 1. Darvish 2. Peavy 3. Hammel 4. Frieri 5. Broxton. NL: 1. Chipper 2. Freese 3. Bryce 4. Hill 5. Bourn— MLB (@MLB) July 3, 2012
• The voting goes until 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday afternoon. Vote for Bryce Harper or whichever player you think deserves it HERE.