Cincinnati’s Zack Cozart is moving on up.
The Reds shortstop has moved ahead of Cory Seager of Los Angeles to take the lead in fan voting for the 2017 All-Star Game. Cozart has 997,966 votes to 804,788 for Seager, a 2016 All-Star and the 2016 Rookie of the Year. Fan voting ends June 29.
Cozart, seeking to become an All-Star for the first time, would become the first Reds shortstop to win fan voting since Barry Larkin did in 1999 and 2000.
Cozart is fifth in the National League in hitting at .329. He leads NL shortstops with 68 hits, a .416 on-base percentage and a .580 slugging percentage.
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Joey Votto (fifth, first base) and Adam Duvall (10th, outfield) of the Reds also rank in the top 10 at their positions in fan voting.
The All-Star Game is July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami.