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Castellanos among AL ASB leaders

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DETROIT -- Hot-hitting Nicholas Castellanos is among the current leaders in the All-Star Game voting for the American League, ranking ninth among outfielders in the first ballot update.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

DETROIT -- Hot-hitting Nicholas Castellanos is among the current leaders in the All-Star Game voting for the American League, ranking ninth among outfielders in the first ballot update.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Castellanos is seeking his first All-Star Game appearance and has the offensive numbers to make a run at a spot. He became nearly impossible to pitch to during May, batting .356 with three home runs and 12 RBIs. Castellanos has been especially effective from the No. 2 spot in the lineup, where he's hitting .333 in 22 games.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year's All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league's roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., 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 of the All-Star Game. 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.

Tyler Fenwick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Detroit.

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