Four-time All-Star Bryce Harper is well on his way to becoming a five-time, five-time, five-time, five-time, [counts times], five-time MLB All-Star.
Harper is currently waiting on word on a potential suspension for his involvement in the hit-by-pitch/full-on brawl with San Francisco Giants’ reliever Hunter Strickland.
While he’s waiting, however, there was some positive new for the 24-year-old slugger, who is currently leading all NL players in voting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.
Harper has received 900,079 votes, leading all outfielders and National League players, but he’s not the only National getting love from the voters. Second on the list of NL outfielders, with a total of 520,479 votes is the Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon.
Through 46 games, Harper has a .331/.443/.663 line with 11 doubles and 15 home runs in 203 plate appearances, over which he’s been worth 181 wRC+ and 2.7 fWAR.
Ryan Zimmerman is currently second among NL first basemen, behind only Chicago Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo with 359,055 votes to Rizzo’s 452,620.
Daniel Murphy leads all National League second basemen with 669,643 votes.
Anthony Rendon is fifth among all NL third basemen (137,767 votes). Trea Turner is fifth among the shortstops (180,184 votes).
Matt Wieters is fourth among NL catchers in his first season in the National League, behind the St. Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina (303,857), Chicago Cubs’ catcher Wilson Contreras (355,289) and San Francisco Giants’ backstop Buster Posey (559,428).
The Midsummer Classic is being held in Miami’s Marlins Park on July 11, 2017.