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That torrid pace pushed Blackmon to second among outfielders in the first round of results for the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which was released on Tuesday. His 520,479 votes put him behind only the top vote-getter, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, on the outfield leaderboard.
"Well-deserved to get this award this week," Rockies manager Bud Black said of Blackmon. "The way he's playing, he's being talked about nationally, as he deserves. Again, where Charlie is in his game, both at the plate and in the field, it's showing up each and every day."
Blackmon currently leads the Majors in RBIs with 46, an astonishing feat considering he has worked out of the leadoff spot in all but one game so far this season. No other hitter in MLB has more than 30 RBIs out of the leadoff spot. Blackmon also leads the Majors in hits (71) and triples (seven).
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This is Blackmon's fifth time winning the award and first in the 2017 season. He is the fourth straight NL West player to take home the award, after the D-backs' Jake Lamb last week and the Dodgers' Alex Wood and Cody Bellinger in the two weeks before.
Jack Baer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.