Goldschmidt climbing up All-Star ballot

Goldschmidt climbing up All-Star ballot

PHOENIX -- D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt moved into third place at his position in National League voting for the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game after the most recent totals were released on Wednesday.

Goldschmidt is heating up in June and with that, his vote total has increased to 485,008. However, he is still well behind Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who leads all NL players with 1,748,850.

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D-backs catcher Welington Castillo ranked among the top five at his position after the first two voting updates were released the past two weeks, but now is no longer among the leaders.

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Following the announcement of the 2016 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 12, watch the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard 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 2016 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 87th All-Star Game, in San Diego, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Jake Rill is a reporter for MLB.com based in Phoenix. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.