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D-backs’ Ketel Marte, Eduardo Escobar on 1st 2019 MLB All-Star update

Jun 11, 2019, 10:09 AM
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A duo of Arizona Diamondbacks has garnered national attention for their play 67 games into the season.

Third baseman Eduardo Escobar and second baseman/outfielder Ketel Marte appeared in the first update of 2019 MLB All-Star balloting results, announced Tuesday. Marte is third among all second baseman while Escobar is seventh at his position.

For those in the Valley, the selections come with little surprise as the two have been crucial to the team’s success this season.

Entering play Tuesday, Escobar led D-backs batters in nearly all categories, pacing the team in hits (78), runs scored (44), RBI (54) and home runs (17). Among NL third basemen, he’s tied for first in home runs with Colorado’s Nolan Arenado and third in OPS (.950) behind Arenado and Washington’s Anthony Rendon. He also is second only to Arenado in hits and RBI, and leads the league in triples with five. 

He added to his totals Monday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, recording a four-hit night that included two two-run home runs. Escobar is hitting .299 on the season.

Marte, meanwhile, ranks first among NL second basemen in hits (73) and RBI (46), tied for first in triples (3), second in runs (41), average (.274), slugging (.526) and OPS (.852), third in doubles (13) and home runs (16) and fourth in on-base percentage (.325).

In voting, Marte (327,268) trails Atlanta’s Ozzie Albies (424,467) and Milwaukee’s Mike Moustakas (377,983).

Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte walks back to the dugout after pop-fouling out during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke pitches during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Alex Avila follows through on a two-home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar, left, and Adam Jones, right, celebrate past Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto after Escobar's two-run home run off starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff stretches after giving up a two-run home run to Arizona Diamondbacks' Alex Avila during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies' Scott Kingery rounds the bases after hitting a home run off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taylor Clarke during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies' Jean Segura, left, steals second base past Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ildemaro Vargas during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jarrod Dyson, left, reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta reacts after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Scott Kingery cannot reach a home run by Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff juggles a fresh baseball after giving up a home run to Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte during the first inning of a game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jarrod Dyson reacts as he walks back to the dugout after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta cannot reach a home run by Philadelphia Phillies' Jean Segura during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies' Jean Segura, left, runs past Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Ketel Marte as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run of starting pitcher Taylor Clarke during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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