Within the last 10 days, Kris Bryant has started five games at third base, after having not played there since April 20.
KB is in a major hitting slump — .114/.188/.114 (5-for-44) over his last 13 games with no extra-base hits — but he continues to lead all NL third basemen in All-Star voting announced Monday.
His balloting lead is significant, as he has 1,033,181 votes, followed by Nolan Arenado of the Cardinals (546,544) and Justin Turner of the Dodgers (455,980).
Other Cubs in position to advance to the final vote, where the top three in the first round will go through a second round of balloting to determine the starters, are Willson Contreras (third place at catcher), Anthony Rizzo (third place at first base), Javier Báez (second place at shortstop) and Joc Pederson (seventh among outfielders, where the top nine will advance).
First-round balloting concludes at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday, June 24. On Sunday, June 27, the top three vote-getters at each position (and the top nine outfielders) in each league will be revealed at 11 a.m. CT on the All-Star Ballot Finalists Show on MLB Network, and they will advance to the second phase of voting, which will go from 11 a.m. CT on Monday, June 28 through 1 p.m. CT Thursday, July 1.
Later that night, the winners will be announced at 8 p.m. CT on the MLB All-Star Starters Reveal on ESPN. During the second phase of voting, in which fans can vote once on MLB platforms and submit up to 17 unique player votes on Google, vote totals will reset (i.e., vote totals from Phase 1 do not carry over) and the winner at each position (including three outfielders per League) will be named a starting position player for the 2021 Midsummer Classic.
Here are all the National League vote totals announced Monday.