PHOENIX -- The good news when it comes to the D-backs and voting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard is that first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has moved up the leaderboard and third baseman Jake Lamb made his first appearance in the top five at his position.The bad
PHOENIX -- The good news when it comes to the D-backs and voting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard is that first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has moved up the leaderboard and third baseman Jake Lamb made his first appearance in the top five at his position.
The bad news is that both players, along with shortstop Chris Owings, have a ways to go if they hope to be in the National League's starting lineup.
Goldschmidt moved up from fourth to third with 560,456 trailing Ryan Zimmerman (1,060,532) and Anthony Rizzo (950,851).
Lamb, who has been at or near the top of the NL when it comes to RBIs this year, is fifth with 387,228 votes. That puts him behind Kristopher Bryant (1,248,348), Nolan Arenado (951,747), Justin Turner (503,286) and Anthony Rendon (489,809). Lamb has never been to an All-Star Game before having lost out last year in the Final Vote.
Owings, meanwhile, has dropped from fourth to fifth with 426,590 votes behind Zack Cozart (997,966), Corey Seager (804,788), Addison Russell (758,037) and Trea Turner (502,988).
Goldschmidt has appeared in each of the last four All-Star Games and was the starter at first base in 2014 and 2015.
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Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 9:59 p.m. MT. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.
Following the announcement of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 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 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.