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Asdrubal, Nimmo eyeing NL All-Star Game

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DENVER -- Brandon Nimmo's write-in candidacy for the All-Star Game hasn't gained enough traction to place him in the Top 15 National League outfielders in voting, but his play on the field could get him to the game regardless.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

DENVER -- Brandon Nimmo's write-in candidacy for the All-Star Game hasn't gained enough traction to place him in the Top 15 National League outfielders in voting, but his play on the field could get him to the game regardless.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Emerging from a brief slump to reestablish himself as a leader of New York's offense, Nimmo hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning of the Mets' win Sunday over the D-backs. While Nimmo is unlikely to garner enough support to crack a starting outfield mix that currently features Nick Markakis, Bryce Harper and Matt Kemp at the top of the ballot, he could make the team as a reserve with an extended stretch of strong play in June.

In the second update of All-Star voting released Monday by Major League Baseball, second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera was the only Met who ranked among the top five at his position. With 137,567 votes, Cabrera trailed Ozzie Albies by more than 700,000.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year's All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league's roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

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Aside from Cabrera and Nimmo, who have outside shots to make the roster, Jacob deGrom is a near-lock to head to Washington, while Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman are also making cases for themselves. Pitchers are not involved in the fan vote.

Nimmo's candidacy is hurt by the fact that he was not one of the Mets' three starting outfielders early this season, relegating him to write-in status.

Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo, Instagram and Facebook.

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