Harper remains on top in NL votes
Outfielder could become first in Nats franchise history with multiple fan-elected starting assignments
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper continues to rack up the votes on the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot. He picked up nearly 2.4 million votes over the past week to remain the National League leading vote-getter with 6,059,827 votes.
And why not? Harper is among the league leaders in several offensive categories, including home runs, RBIs, batting average and on-base percentage.
Harper, 22, would become the first player in Nationals history to claim multiple fan-elected starting assignments, and he would become the fourth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat, joining Hall of Famers Gary Carter (1981-84) and Andre Dawson (1981-83) and Tim Raines (1982-83) -- the latter three from the team's days in Montreal.
Harper's teammate, Yunel Escobar, plays all of his games at third base, but he is still in the Top 5 in All-Star votes among second basemen. Escobar is off to one of the best starts of his career, hitting .323 with three home runs and 18 RBIs. He leads the team in hits with 72.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.
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Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game 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 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
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