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All-Star Voter Support is Fading For 2 Dodgers Players on NL Ballot

On Monday, the latest round of MLB All-Star voting was released. Two Dodgers lost the support of voters in comparison to the first round of voting that was released the week prior.

In the outfield, Jason Heyward dropped from 10th to 11th place. Diamondbacks’ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. jumped ahead of Heyward by 7,470 votes. Last week, there was only a 537-vote gap between Heyward and Gurriel Jr., which means it will be more difficult for Heyward to reclaim his 10th-place position.

The top six outfielders highlighted in gray will advance to Phase 2 of the All-Star voting starting June 30. Therefore, even with the drop from 10th to 11th place, Heyward was not in a position to advance beyond the first phase of voting.

In the infield, second baseman Gavin Lux fell from fifth to sixth place in this week’s All-Star voting. The Brewers’ Brice Turang surpassed him. Unlike Heyward, there was a significant change in votes between Lux and Turang. Last week, Lux was ahead of Turang by 24,873 votes. This week, there is a 5,510 difference in votes between the two second basemen.

For infielders, the top two in each position will advance to the second phase of voting. Considering that Lux is nearly 800,000 votes behind Padres Luis Arraez in second place, it is also unlikely that Lux will advance to the next phase.

Freddie Freeman, Shohei Ohtani, Mookie Betts, and Teoscar Hernandez remain in the same positions as the week prior. The four are in a comfortable spot to advance to Phase 2. Will Smith is in third at the catcher spot with 126,181 votes separating him from the next qualifying spot.

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