The Cubs will have significant representation at the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego.
This was pretty obvious from the team's great performance to date, and several of those representatives will be starting, if the current voting trends continue. Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Dexter Fowler are all leading at their respective positions and all but Russell have significant leads. (Fowler is close to the other two outfielders in position to win, Bryce Harper and Yoenis Cespedes, but all three are well ahead of the No. 4 outfielder, another Cub, Jason Heyward.)
Most of these positions are deserved, too. Only Russell, among the leaders, isn't having a good offensive season, and that's mitigated by his excellent defense. Rizzo, Bryant, Zobrist and Fowler are all having what should be considered All-Star seasons.
These five, if they indeed keep their starting spots, could be joined by one or more Cubs pitchers. Jake Arrieta certainly rates a nod, as does Jon Lester. You could make a case for Jason Hammel and Hector Rondon, too.
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Here are the voting results as reported by MLB Wednesday afternoon. As you can see, the next update will be a week from today.