Despite up-and-down performances of late, the Cubs’ positional group is still poised to be all over the “Election Day” ballot when it comes to 2019 All-Star voting.
That’s because, right now, the Cubs are at or near the top at every position except second base. Willson Contreras and Javy Baez lead their respective positions, Kris Bryant is second at third base, Anthony Rizzo is third at first base, and Albert Almora, Jason Heyward, an Kyle Schwarber are fourth, fifth, and eighth, respectively, in the outfield.
Round 2 of National League All-Star balloting results are out… pic.twitter.com/ZS41thKVC6
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 17, 2019
If this preliminary voting ended today, each of those Cubs would be on the final ballot for Election Day. I would argue that everyone on the infield is clearly deserving of their placement, but – as much as I might love the outfielders – the outfield trio is pretty clearly getting love from the very large Cubs fan base.
There are just four days left in the primary voting, and then the final Election Day event is on June 26-27.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 4, 2019