LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have needed Corey Seager's help all year and now Seager needs help of the fans to get into the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.Even though the hot-hitting rookie shortstop is leading his club in most of the key offensive metrics, he
LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have needed Corey Seager's help all year and now Seager needs help of the fans to get into the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.
Even though the hot-hitting rookie shortstop is leading his club in most of the key offensive metrics, he wasn't listed among the top five at his position in the latest update of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot on Wednesday.
In order, the top five vote-getters at shortstop for the National League are Addison Russell of the Cubs, Trevor Story of the Rockies, Brandon Crawford of the Giants, Asdrubal Cabrera of the Mets and Zack Cozart of the Reds.
The only Dodgers player listed among the leading vote-getters this week was Adrian Gonzalez, who repeated last week's third-place positioning behind Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs and Brandon Belt of the Giants.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 30, at 8:59 p.m. PT. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 times.
Fans may also receive the ballot by texting VOTE to 89269 (USA) or 101010 (Canada). Or text VOTA for a ballot in Spanish. Message and data rates may apply. Up to five messages. No purchase required. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for info.
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.
The 22-year-old Seager leads the Dodgers in hits, runs, doubles, home runs and RBIs in his first full season in the Major Leagues. No Dodgers rookie has finished a season as the club leader in all five categories since at least 1920.
Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.