Bryce Harper wants Chipper Jones to get the last NL All-Star spot.
The race for the last spot to join NL All-Star team has been a hot button issue over the last few days.
Most of the talk revolves around Atlanta Braves legend/third baseman Chipper Jones and whether or not he will make the cut in this his final year.
They say some kids are wise beyond their years and that could be the case of Washington Nationals budding superstar Bryce Harper.
Harper recently told reporters that he would vote for Jones stating “I think a Hall of Famer should be able to go to the All-Star game his last year.”
Jones wasted no time reaching out to Harper and publicly tipped his cap to MLB’s latest highlight machine according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“That’s a very classy thing for a 19-year-old kid to say,” Jones said. “I think he’s going to be in his fair share of All-Star games throughout the years. He’s an unbelievable talent and I just let him know that I appreciated what he said. It was classy. But we’ll see. All those guys (in) the final five guys deserve to be there. I’m just happy to be in the mix.”
According to MLB, Jones is a favorite to win the spot. Fan voting closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
In the NL the remaining choices are Michael Bourn, Aaron Hill, or David Freese.