7/6 Vote Rizzo
Anthony Rizzo needs your vote. The Cubs’ first baseman is one of five players up for the 2014 All-Star Game Final Vote, competing for a spot on the National League team with the Rockies’ Justin Morneau, the Nationals’ Anthony Rendon, the Marlins’ Casey McGehee, and the Braves’ Justin Upton.
Rizzo, 24, led all NL first basemen with 17 home runs and was tied for the league lead with 14 homers since April 30. He ranked first among NL first basemen in walks (50), was tied for first with 16 go-ahead RBIs, and fourth with an .873 OPS. Overall, he was batting .274 with 13 doubles, one triple and 45 RBIs in 84 games.
Fans began voting to select the final player for each League’s 34-man roster via the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian now. You can cast your votes on MLB.com, and the winner will be announced after the voting concludes on Thursday, July 10.
“It’s an honor to come down to the wire like this, but I’m sure that the other four players are well-deserving as well,” Rizzo said Sunday in Washington after the Cubs’ game against the Nationals. “It’ll be fun.”
— Carrie Muskat