In two weeks, baseball's best players and brightest stars will gather at Nationals Park in Washington DC for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. The All-Star Game itself will be played Tuesday, July 17.
Monday afternoon MLB released the latest fan voting update for the All-Star Game starters in each league. And, with only four days to go in the voting, there are still several close races. Here is the voting update:
Here are the latest American League and National League balloting totals for the 2018 @AllStarGame with less than four full days of voting left for the @CampingWorld All-Star Ballot. Visit https://t.co/Jd6REEkFYI to vote. #MLBVote pic.twitter.com/xQMrIIUtVr— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) July 2, 2018
You can click the image for a larger view, though most positions remain unchanged since the last update. At the moment there are three very tight races:
NL Second Base
Gennett in particular is making a real late surge up the voting totals. And why not? The man leads the league in hitting and owns a .332/.372/.526 batting line with 13 home runs. That's All-Star worthy to me. All things considered, the fans are doing a great job with the voting this year. Deserving players lead at every position.
Fan voting for the 2018 All-Star Game starters will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 5. Here is the ballot. The All-Star Game rosters, which are based largely on a player vote, will be announced Sunday, July 8, during a live ESPN broadcast.