Puig takes over top outfield spot in latest NL All-Star fan voting update
Yasiel Puig is now the leading vote-getter among NL outfielders in the fan voting for the All-Star Game.
Major League Baseball released the second update of the National League All-Star fan voting on Tuesday, and there is only one change from last week: Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers went from fifth among outfielders to first.
Here are the current leading vote-getters at each position:
The gap between Troy Tulowitzki and Brandon Crawford at shortstop is by far the largest among the first and second place players at each position. David Wright drew a little closer to Nolan Arenado at third, likely because Arenado is now on the disabled list with a finger injury.
Puig, who played in his first MLB game exactly one year ago, hit a remarkable .398/.492/.731 (240 OPS+) with eight home runs in May. Edwin Encarnacion tied an AL record with 16 homers in May and "only" had a 210 OPS+. Puig belongs atop the NL outfield crop.