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Bregman dominating All-Star voting for AL 3B

Six Astros in top three for their respective positions
@brianmctaggart
June 17, 2019

Read our FAQ on this year’s revamped balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters, and the ability to vote through Google Search. CINCINNATI -- Alex Bregman, last year’s All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award winner, is zooming towards his first career start in

Read our FAQ on this year’s revamped balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters, and the ability to vote through Google Search.

CINCINNATI -- Alex Bregman, last year’s All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award winner, is zooming towards his first career start in the Midsummer Classic. Bregman has a huge lead at third base in the American League in the latest voting totals released Monday.

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Bregman’s 1,322,935 votes lead Gio Urshela of the Yankees by more than 800,000 among third baseman and are the fourth-most All-Star votes at any position in the AL. Astros outfielder George Springer, who’s on the injured list with a strained left hamstring, has 1,495,817 votes, putting him second among AL outfielders and second overall in the AL (behind Mike Trout).

Second baseman José Altuve (923,117) and shortstop Carlos Carlos Correa (656,995) both remained in second place at their positions. Both are on the injured list.

Catcher Robinson Chirinos (487,868 votes) jumped into third place among AL catchers after slotting in at fourth place in last week’s update, and outfielder Michael Brantley (924,173) moved up one spot into third place among AL outfielders.

Fans may vote in "The Primary" at MLB.com and all 30 club sites, the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark apps up to five times in any 24-hour period. Fans in the U.S. and Canada can also vote on Google Search for every position, or up to 17 unique players per day, by searching "MLB Vote" or the names of their favorite players. Primary voting ends at 3 p.m. CT on Friday.

The top three vote-getters at each position (including nine outfielders) per league will move on to "The Starters Election," which begins at 11 a.m. CT on Wednesday, June 26. The votes will reset for a 28-hour voting window that ends at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday, June 27. Starters for the 2019 Midsummer Classic will be unveiled on ESPN that night at 6 CT. The pitchers and reserves will be announced on Sunday, June 30, at 4:30 p.m. CT.

Then on Tuesday, July 9, during the 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, fans may visit MLB.com and the 30 club sites to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet.

The 90th Midsummer Classic, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.