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Anthony Rizzo, 4 Other Cubs Lead National League All-Star Balloting

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The Cubs first baseman leads all vote-getters.

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In recent years, the Cubs have not had much representation on the National League All-Star team. The reasons are pretty obvious. Last year, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant represented the Cubs at the ASG in Cincinnati.

This year's All-Star Game in San Diego could have as many as five Cubs starters, if current voting trends hold up. Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant and Dexter Fowler are all in the lead at their positions, and Rizzo is the top balloter of all N.L. players, even outpolling Bryce Harper. Jason Heyward ranks fourth and Jorge Soler sixth among outfielders (and honestly, neither really deserves an All-Star nod this year).

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, who missed time with an injury and hasn't hit that well, ranks third among catchers.

The Cubs could also have some pitchers chosen, including Jake Arrieta, of course. But Jon Lester and Jason Hammel could also rate selection, and perhaps even Hector Rondon, despite his relative lack of saves.

Here's all the leaders at balloting for the N.L. All-Star squad, plus dates for the next updates on the vote.

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