May 27, 2015, 2:52 PM EST
Bryce Harper’s stunning start to the season hasn’t been lost at all by baseball fans, both in Washington and around the world.
Harper has received more All-Star votes than any other player in the National League so far, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday, making him an early favorite to be in the starting lineup at the July 14 midsummer classic in Cincinnati.
Harper has received 1,116,582 votes to date, edging out Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter (1,113,060) as the league’s top vote-getter and well ahead of all other NL outfielders. St. Louis’ Matt Holliday (979,008) and Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton (746,926) rank second and third behind Harper in the outfield, with San Francisco’s Nori Aoki (441,407) a distant fourth.
Harper is seeking his third All-Star selection in four major-league seasons, his second starting assignment. (Fans also voted him into the lineup in 2013.)
No other Nationals position players rank in the top five right now, which is testament to Harper’s immense appeal around the country, not only in D.C. Voting is taking place online-only this season for the first time in the history of All-Star balloting.
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