PHILADELPHIA -- Bryce Harper leads all National League outfielders in votes as of Wednesday, headlining a trio of Nationals who appear in the first voting update on the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.Harper, who is vying for his fourth All-Star Game appearance, has garnered 838,599 votes, which ranks second
PHILADELPHIA -- Bryce Harper leads all National League outfielders in votes as of Wednesday, headlining a trio of Nationals who appear in the first voting update on the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
Harper, who is vying for his fourth All-Star Game appearance, has garnered 838,599 votes, which ranks second only to Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo among all NL players.
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Daniel Murphy, who leads the Majors in batting average (.397), ranks second among NL second baseman in the voting. Wilson Ramos, who is off to the best start in his career -- leading all catchers with at least 150 plate appearances in wRC+ with 137 -- ranks fifth in the polling at his position.
Murphy was an NL All-Star with the Mets in 2014, while Ramos is hoping to make his first trip to the Midsummer Classic.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 30, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 times.
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Following the announcement of the 2016 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 12, watch the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2016 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
The 87th All-Star Game, in San Diego, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.
Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.