CINCINNATI -- Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and second baseman DJ LeMahieu have established defensive reputations and have put up strong offensive numbers so far this season. Will it be enough to bring them back to Cincinnati to represent the National League in the All-Star Game on July 14 via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot?
Despite being among the most productive players in the Majors at their positions, Arenado ranks fifth among third basemen, and LeMahieu is not in the top five among second basemen, according to this year's first release of balloting results announced Wednesday. Troy Tulowitzki, who led all NL players last year, is third among shortstops, and Corey Dickerson ranks 10th among outfielders. Charlie Blackmon, chosen to the NL squad via peer voting last season, is not among the top 15 outfielders in the current fan voting.