Braun and Lucroy among Leaders in NL All-Star Balloting
Jonathan Lucroy remains in fifth place among National League catchers and Ryan Braun remains fifth among NL outfielders in the fifth All-Star balloting update, which was announced today. Lucroy (70g, .299, 10hr, 36rbi, 3sb) is first among NL catchers in triples (3) and ranks among NL catching leaders in batting average (2nd, .316), on-base percentage (2nd, .369), slugging percentage (2nd, .531), hits (2nd, 72), home runs (2nd, 10) and doubles (T4th, 13). Additionally, Lucroy has thrown out the most baserunners attempting to steal among all catchers this season (22-for-61; 36.1%). Braun, a six-time-All, Star, is batting .324 with 14 doubles, 12 HR, 38 RBI and 6 stolen bases in 62 games. Defensively, his 8 outfield assists rank tied for first among NL outfielders.
First baseman Chris Carter ranks among the National League leaders in HR (T3rd, 19). Shortstop Jonathan Villar (72g, .298, 6hr, 30rbi, 26sb) leads the Major Leagues in stolen bases (26) and is ninth in walks (37). He has reached base safely in 62 of his 72 games this season.
Vote Brewers now through Thursday, June 30th at 10:59 p.m. CT at brewers.com/allstar.
The complete All-Star balloting update release is available here.