Ryan Zimmerman, meanwhile, finds himself in a far closer race a month from the game, as Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo trails Zimmerman by just 250,000 votes for the position of all-star starter at that position. Zimmerman is currently hitting .349 with 19 home runs and 54 RBI.
The Nationals will face a few contenders for starting all-star spots this week in Miami, as Marlins outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna are both in the top seven among National League outfielders. Three of those top seven will start the game, which will be played at Marlins Park.
Monday night, the Nationals’ starting lineup will contain three potential all-star starters, as Harper, Zimmerman and Murphy are all in the lineup against Marlins left-hander Justin Nicolino.