Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is second to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt in the latest fan voting update for the 2015 All-Star Game. Gonzalez — who had been in the lead since the first votes were released to the public — now has 1,882,725 votes to Goldschmidt’s 2,010,049.
After a scorching start to the season, Gonzalez now trails Goldschmidt in all of the most widely used statistical categories: home runs (16 to 11), RBIs (47 to 39), batting average (.340 to .329), on-base percentage (.466 to .407) and slugging percentage (.650 to .589). Goldschmidt even has a better WAR (3.8 to 2.7)
The next vote tallies will be released June 23 and June 30. The game is July 12.
Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal moved into fifth place among National League catchers, while Howie Kendrick is fourth among second basemen. Joc Pederson is 10th among outfielders.
Adrian Gonzalez continues to lead all National League first baseman in All-Star voting and would be the only Dodgers player selected to start in the game if voting ended today.
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman has narrowed the gap between first and second place considerably since voting results were last announced six days ago. Gonzalez leads Goldschmidt 1,380, 696 to 1,067,482.
Howie Kendrick has slipped to fourth in voting among NL second baseman. Joc Pederson is 10th among NL outfielders and Yasman iGrandal is fifth among NL catchers.
Voting is being conducted online here.
The Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez leads all National League first basemen in All-Star balloting. Gonzalez has 929,016 votes as of this morning. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is second, with 489,255.
Gonzalez leads all qualifying MLB first basemen in batting average (.348), slugging percentage (.646) and OPS (1.071). His 35 RBIs are second only to Paul Goldschmidt of Arizona.
If he wins the fan vote, he’ll be the first Dodgers first baseman to do so since Steve Garvey (1974-80).
MLB only releases the top five vote-getters at every position, except the outfield. Only second baseman Howie Kendrick (third), and outfielders Joc Pederson (sixth) and Yasiel Puig (13th) showed up on Wednesday’s list of leading vote-getters.
Kendrick (385,427) trails former Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon (934,249) and St. Louis’ Kolten Wong (582,238).