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VOTE NOW, AL 3B: Bregman, Dozier, Urshela

June 27, 2019

With less than an hour to go as the 4 p.m. ET deadline nears, many races are still too close to call. Your votes will have a huge impact, as most position battles have yet to be decided. Here's a look at who's leading as of 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday.

With less than an hour to go as the 4 p.m. ET deadline nears, many races are still too close to call. Your votes will have a huge impact, as most position battles have yet to be decided.

Here's a look at who's leading as of 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday. Winners will be announced tonight at 7 ET on ESPN.

1) Alex Bregman (Astros): 48.7%
2) Hunter Dozier (Royals): 27.9%
3) Gio Urshela (Yankees): 23.5%

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VOTE NOW: Google All-Star Starters Election ballot

Learn more about the AL All-Star candidates at third base:

Alex Bregman (HOU): 1-time All-Star (0 starts)
In just two full seasons in the Majors entering 2019, Bregman had already established himself as a consistent performer on a strong offensive team. His slugging percentage and on-base percentage are both very close to what they were last year, when he finished fifth in American League MVP Award voting and was an All-Star for the first time. No Astros player has ever started an All-Star Game at third base.

Hunter Dozier (KC): Has not been named to an All-Star team
The only Royals third baseman to start an All-Star Game was George Brett, who did so nine times. Dozier could become the second, although he recently missed about three weeks with an oblique injury. Dozier already has matched last season’s total of 11 home runs, and he returned from the injured list batting .314/.398/.589.

Gio Urshela (NYY): Has not been named to an All-Star team
Urshela has gotten the chance to play more frequently than ever before with the Yankees’ early-season injury situation. He’s embraced it, and he’s having the best year of his career. Urshela is on pace for career highs in batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. He’s come up clutch for the Yankees on numerous occasions and has helped them remain among the top teams in the AL East.

The 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard will be played on Tuesday, July 9, at Progressive Field in Cleveland. It 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.