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Nationals' Bryce Harper sets NL All-Star voting record with 9.2M+ votes so far....

Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper has received a record number of votes for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game with 9,224,730 votes so far. The only other National currently in the top five at any position is Yunel Escobar.

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MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) released the latest update on the voting for the 2015 NL All-Star team within the last few minutes, and Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper is still leading all vote-getters with 9,224,730 votes.

The only other Nationals' player currently in the Top 5 at any position is Yunel Escobar, who is around four million votes behind the Marlins' Dee Gordon in voting for second base, though Escobar has, of course, not played a single inning at second base this season.

After 63 games and 268 plate appearance in his first season in the nation's capital after he was acquired this winter, the 32-year-old infielder has put up a .331/.381/.420 line with eight doubles, a triple and four home runs on the year.

Harper, 22, has a .345/.473/.735 line with 14 doubles, a triple and 24 HRs in 67 games and 283 PAs so far this season, and as MLB's latest update on the voting this afternoon notes, his vote total, "... has set a new all-time single-season NL voting record, surpassing the previous mark of 7,621,370 set by San Francisco's Buster Posey in 2012."

In addition, notes, Harper is bidding, "for his third Midsummer Classic assignment (2012-13) and second fan-elected start (2013)," and, "would become the first player in Nationals-era history to claim multiple fan-elected starting assignments."

Here are the latest totals:

And here's the latest update on the voting results from the Nationals:

It's probably a safe bet that Max Scherzer will also be included on the NL Roster when it's finalized, and wouldn't be too much of a surprise if Nats' closer Drew Storen is included as well.