Kris Bryant could be a National League All-Star as voting begins
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Voting opening for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Wednesday, and Cubs rookie Kris Bryant is already featured on the ballot.
Less than two weeks into his big-league career, Bryant is eligible for the All-Star Game thanks to the new online balloting. Every starter is now listed prominently on the ballot alongside his season-to-date statistics, and fans can still opt to make a write-in vote, too. The ballot is viewable here.
The Cubs promoted Bryant on April 17 and he has posted a .341/.471/.439 slash line in 11 games since. He doesn’t have a home run yet, but Bryant has four doubles and 10 RBIs.
Bryant had established himself as a fan favorite across the league before he even made his debut, which could help generate the votes needed to earn a spot on the team.
Among the other top NL nominees at third base are the Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter, the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado and the Reds’ Todd Frazier.
Fans can vote up to 35 times between now and July 2. The teams will be unveiled after voting ends.