Freddie Freeman leads all NL vote-getters in first All-Star balloting update
Braves fans are making their voices heard in the MLB All-Star Game voting.
Freeman’s 633,342 votes are 385,067 ahead of the next first baseman — the Cubs‘ Anthony Rizzo — while Ozzie Albies tops all second basemen with 398,816 votes and Nick Markakis trails only the Nationals‘ Bryce Harper among outfielders with 494,206 votes.
Meanwhile, the NL East co-leaders also have players in the top three at three more positions.
Three @Braves, including NL leading vote-getter @FreddieFreeman5, are among the current NL leaders in the first @CampingWorld MLB All-Star Ballot update. Visit https://t.co/Jd6REEkFYI to vote. #MLBVote pic.twitter.com/kam5L9iFHa
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 11, 2018
Outfielders Ronald Acuña Jr. (277,077 votes) and Ender Inciarte (225,225) are also among the leading vote-getters, ranking fifth and sixth, respectively.
Among those Braves, Freeman has made two All-Star Game appearances, while Inciarte earned his first nod last season.
Freeman and Markakis — who has never been during his 13-year career — are tied for the NL lead with 85 hits each, with Freeman also sharing the NL batting lead with a .340 average.
Albies, who homered Sunday, sits second in the league with 15. Only Harper has more with 19 home runs.
The next voting update for the NL will be released June 18.