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Dozier leads Royals in first All-Star ballot update

@FlannyMLB
June 10, 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.

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.

KANSAS CITY -- The first update of All-Star voting is in, and the Royals have four players, led by third baseman Hunter Dozier, in the top 10 at their respective positions.

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Dozier is having a breakout season with 11 home runs, 33 RBIs and a .987 OPS. Dozier is third in the voting for AL third basemen with 216,809 votes behind Houston’s Alex Bregman (630,159) and the Yankees’ Gio Urshela (269,716).

Whit Merrifield was sixth among second baseman with 146,670 votes. The leader is the Angels’ Tommy La Stella with 487,598 votes.

Adalberto Mondesi was eighth among shortstops in voting with 81,777 votes. Minnesota’s Jorge Polanco is the leader with 395,210 votes. Catcher Martin Maldonado was ninth (56,763), and behind leader Gary Sanchez of the Yankees (737,107).

The Royals didn’t have anyone crack the top 20 in voting in the outfield.

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 US 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 4 p.m. ET on Friday, June 21.

The top three vote-getters at each position (including nine outfielders) per league will move on to "The Starters Election," which begins at noon ET on Wednesday, June 26. The votes will reset for a 28-hour voting window that ends at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 27. Starters for the 2019 Midsummer Classic will be unveiled on ESPN that night at 7 ET. The pitchers and reserves will be announced on Sunday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB.