Colorado Rockies: A look at how the Rockies fared in the All-Star Starter’s Election

DENVER, COLORADO - MAY 25: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Coors Field on May 25, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - MAY 25: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Coors Field on May 25, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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The Colorado Rockies had three players up for the starting in the All-Star Game in Cleveland in two weeks but only one of them won the honor of starting.

Nolan Arenado has won the starting third baseman job for the National League in the All-Star Game in Cleveland on July 9. He won by a wide margin as he carried 51.9 percent of the vote. Josh Donaldson of the Atlanta Braves and Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs came in second and third place with 25.1 and 23.0 percent, respectively.

This will be the third consecutive time that Arenado will start for the National League at third base, which makes him the fourth NL third baseman to accomplish the feat since fan voting was restored in 1970.

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The last National League third baseman to accomplish this was Scott Rolen from 2002 through 2004 while he was with the Phillies and Cardinals. The other two NL players that have done this are Mike Schmidt (six times from 1979-1984) and Matt Williams (1994-96).

Arenado’s three fan elections also tie him for the Rockies franchise lead in with Todd Helton and Larry Walker.

As for the other two Rockies who were a part of the starter’s election, Rockies shortstop Trevor Story came in second in the shortstop race but he was distant from the winner, Javier Baez, who won by 14 percent over Story, who garnered 29.3 percent of the vote.

For the outfield, Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon just narrowly came short of election as he came in 4th, with three outfielders starting. Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers, Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves won the election. Acuna Jr. came in third and got 15.0 percent of the vote, just 2.4 percent above Blackmon’s 12.6 percent.

Story (assuming he is off the 10-day injured list) and Blackmon both will likely make the team. The Rockies may even have some other representatives, like David Dahl, that could make the team as he has had an excellent season.

For the American League, former Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu won the election by 6.5 percent over Jose Altuve of the Astros

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The rest of the rosters will be announced on Sunday at 3:30 PM M.T. on ESPN.

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