Reds’ Cozart closes in on All-Star starting nod

Despite recent slump, he still leads NL shortstops in batting average

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Despite a slump, Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart extended his lead over Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager in voting for the National League All-Star team in the past week.

Cozart’s batting average has fallen from .353 to .320 since June 6, and he hasn’t driven in a run in his last 10 appearances. The Reds have lost nine straight games. Cozart still leads NL shortstops in batting average, on-base percentage (.404) and slugging percentage (.562).

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In the updated voting totals announced Monday, Cozart had  1,465,327 votes. Seager had 1,143,767 votes. Cozart led by 193,178 votes last week, Now he leads by 321,560.

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Joey Votto ranks fifth among first basemen with 517,833 votes. Adam Duvall ranks 10th among outfielders with 532,243.

Voting continues until 11:59 p.m. June 29.

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