Story making bid to start in All-Star Game

Story making bid to start in All-Star Game

DENVER -- Rockies shortstop Trevor Story may be well on his way to a National League Rookie of the Year Award, and with a few more votes, he may earn a start at the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego.

While no Rockies players currently lead in the All-Star voting at any position, Story's 534,290 votes fall just 9,950 short of the Cubs' Addison Russell's leading total after the first weekly voting update was released by Major League Baseball on Wednesday. Story is tied for sixth in the Majors and first among rookies with 14 home runs, and he earned NL Rookie of the Month honors in April.

"It's an honor," Story said. "There's a lot of great players in this league. You grew up dreaming about being an All-Star, and for me to have a chance to do that is pretty special."

Arenado's two-homer game

Nolan Arenado, who is tied for the Major League lead in home runs, is second in the voting at third base with 593,691 votes, but he trails he trail Cubs slugger Kris Bryant, who is at 776,107 votes.

Carlos Gonzalez is the only other Rockies player to appear in the top five of any position or top 15 outfielders. He is currently in 11th place with 212,112 votes.

CarGo's two-run homer

Washington's Bryce Harper leads all NL players with 838,599 votes, and the Cubs lead all teams with five players leading their positions, including the infield of first baseman Anthony Rizzo, second baseman Ben Zobrist, Bryant and Russell.

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Following the announcement of the 2016 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 12, watch the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2016 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

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Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.