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Brewers Braun ranks fifth among National League outfielders in first All-Star ballot

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WKOW, MLB All-Star Press Release) -- Ryan Braun ranks fifth among National League outfielders in the first All-Star balloting update.

A six-time All-Star, he is currently hitting .348 (54-for-155) with 23 runs, 9 doubles, 9 homers, 31 RBI and owns a .420 OBP with a 1.000 OPS. 

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo paces the National League in fan balloting for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network. The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online via MLB.com, Club sites and mobile devices, will be accessible until the voting period ends on Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

The remaining NL leaders include: second baseman Ben Zobrist of the Cubs (732,519); third baseman Kris Bryant of the Cubs (776,107); shortstop Addison Russell of the Cubs (544,240); catcher Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals (517,825); and outfielders Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals (838,599), Dexter Fowler of the Cubs (797,160) and Yoenis Cespedes of the New York Mets (792,395).

Braun collected 448,717 votes and is behind first-place outfielder Bryce Harper of the Nationals (838,599),  Dexter Fowler of the Cubs (797,160), Yoenis Céspedes of the Mets (792,395), and Jason Heyward of the Cubs (476,595).

MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park (July 12th), Gatorade All-Star Worktout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 11th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 10th), All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center (July 8th-12th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the city.

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