MIAMI — With the All-Star Game a month away, three Washington Nationals continue to lead at their positions in all-star voting, the same three that have been leading at their positions all along.

Bryce Harper still leads all of baseball with 2.8 million all-star votes. Harper is nearly half a million vote ahead of the next nearest National League player, his teammate Daniel Murphy. Murphy holds a comfortable lead over the rest of his competition among NL second basemen with 2.3 million votes.

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.


Trea Turner SS

Ryan Raburn LF

Bryce Harper RF

Ryan Zimmerman 1B

Daniel Murphy 2B

Anthony Rendon 3B

Matt Wieters C

Michael A. Taylor CF

Tanner Roark P


Dee Gordon 2B

Giancarlo Stanton RF

Christian Yelich CF

Marcell Ozuna LF

Justin Bour 1B

J.T. Realmuto C

Derek Dietrich 3B

J.T. Riddle SS

Justin Nicolino P