A third 2017 MLB All-Star Game voting update was released Monday, and with it came a change at shortstop. Zack Cozart of the Cincinnati Reds now leads Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, with 997,966 votes to 804,788 votes.
Cozart went 0-for-11 with one walk, three strikeouts and one hit by pitch during the three-game weekend series against the Dodgers. Meanwhile, Seager was 4-for-11 with three doubles, one home run six RBI, three walks, one intentional walk and was also hit by a pitch.
Seager enjoyed a weekend of firsts; delivering his first career walk-off hit on Saturday, and slugging his first grand slam that completed the Dodgers’ comeback and sweep on Sunday.
While Seager has slipped from his standing, there’s little change for the Dodgers elsewhere in All-Star Game voting.
Justin Turner, fresh off the disabled list, retains his third-place standing with 502,286 votes. Turner trails Kris Bryant of the Cubs (1,248,348 votes), and Colorado’s Nolan Arenado (951,747).
Yasmani Grandal is fifth among catchers with 343,112 votes. Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants continues to run away at the position, receiving 1,357,467 votes. Grandal has fallen further behind with each All-Star Game voting update.
Yasiel Puig is up to 284,869 votes, which has him 14th and sitting well outside the outfield picture. Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals continues to pace all NL players, now up to 2,132,795 votes.
Fans can cast their votes online for All-Star Game starters a total of 35 times. A maximum of five ballots can be cast within a 24-hour period.