Bryant second among 3B in ASG voting update

Rizzo fourth-ranked NL first baseman on ballot; voting ends July 2

Bryant second among 3B in ASG voting update

CHICAGO -- Cubs rookie Kris Bryant was second among National League third baseman in the latest 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update, released Tuesday.

Bryant, named the NL Rookie of the Month for May, had received 2,198,522 votes and trailed the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter, who has more than 4.4 million votes, second most overall in the league behind the Nationals' Bryce Harper.

Chicago's Anthony Rizzo was fourth in the balloting for NL first basemen, receiving 1,646,781 votes. The D-Backs' Paul Goldschmidt leads the field with more than 3.5 million votes, and was followed by the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez and the Cardinals' Matt Adams. Rizzo was named to the All-Star team last year, winning the fans' Final Vote.

Rizzo's two-run single

Three-time All-Star Starlin Castro (1,454,618) was fourth among NL shortstops behind the Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta, who has received more than 4 million votes. The Giants' Brandon Crawford was second, followed by the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki.

The 86th All-Star Game will be played July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.

Fans may also receive the ballot by texting VOTE to 89269 (USA) or 101010 (Canada). Or text VOTA for a ballot in Spanish. Message and data rates may apply. Up to five messages. No purchase required. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for info.

Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of All-Star Week festivities.

The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

More than 300 million votes have been cast so far, and the total is approaching the all-time record of 391 million votes, set in 2012.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.