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Bell leads All-Star voting


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Josh Bell. -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Josh Bell leads all National League first basemen in fan voting to determine the starters for next month's All-Star Game, the MLB announced on Monday.

Bell has a lead of 83,651 votes over the Braves' Freddie Freeman. The full leaderboard for National League first basemen is as follows:

1) Josh Bell, Pirates -- 1,106,186
2) Freddie Freeman, Braves -- 1,022,535
3) Anthony Rizzo, Cubs -- 948,047
4) Max Muncy, Dodgers -- 446,704
5) Pete Alonso, Mets -- 319,256
6) Rhys Hoskins, Phillies -- 249,341
7) Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals -- 234,176
8) Jesus Aguilar, Brewers -- 188,332
9) Eric Hosmer, Padres -- 149,749
10) Daniel Murphy, Rockies -- 112,317

The leaderboards for each position group can be found here.

Primary round voting ends Friday at 4 p.m. The top three vote-getters at each position -- or top nine for the outfield -- will advance to the final round of voting for next month's All-Star Game. Bell has a lead of 659,482 votes over fourth-place Muncy, so it's safe to say that Bell will be advancing to the final round.

The only other Pirates player on the leaderboards is Melky Cabrera, who ranks 16th among National League outfielders with 252,384 votes. He's 277,957 votes away from moving into a position to advance to the next round of voting.

Fans can vote for starters five times in any 24-hour period on, or searching a player's name or "MLB vote" on Google.

The final round of voting will last for a 28-hour period starting at noon on June 26, and the starters will be announced on ESPN at 7 p.m. on June 27. The rest of the All-Star rosters will be announced at 5:30 p.m. on June 30 on ESPN.

The All-Star game will be held on July 9 at Cleveland’s Progressive Field.

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