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Deserving Reds trio makes early ASB push

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CINCINNATI -- Three Reds who are on the leaderboard in key offensive categories this season are also among the top early vote-getters for the National League in the Camping World All-Star Balloting.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

CINCINNATI -- Three Reds who are on the leaderboard in key offensive categories this season are also among the top early vote-getters for the National League in the Camping World All-Star Balloting.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

In first voting results released Monday, second baseman Scooter Gennett was third among NL second baseman. Third baseman Eugenio Suarez was fourth and five-time All-Star Joey Votto was fifth at first base.

Gennett entered Monday tied with the Braves' Freddie Freeman with an NL-leading .340 average. Suarez is leading the NL with 48 RBIs, while Gennett is in second with 47. Votto has the NL's highest on-base percentage at .433.

At first base, Freeman also has the most votes overall, with 633,342. He's followed by the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo (248,275), the Giants' Brandon Belt (162,750), the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (113,392) and Votto (83,272).

Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies leads the position with 398,816 votes, followed by Javier Baez of the Cubs (360,307), Gennett (309,512), Asdrubal Cabrera of the Mets (97,243) and Joe Panik of the Giants (62,325).

At third base, the Rockies' Nolan Arenado leads with 527,683 votes. Kris Bryant of the Cubs is second (305,062), and he is followed by Johan Camargo of the Braves (152,260), Suarez (87,659) and Justin Turner of the Dodgers (87,387).

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.

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

Cincinnati Reds, Scooter Gennett, Eugenio Suarez, Joey Votto