2021 MLB All-Star Game Voting Update: Dodgers’ Chris Taylor Rises

Originally published by DodgerBlue.com

The latest 2021 MLB All-Star Game voting update still has the Los Angeles Dodgers on track to only be represented by Max Muncy among the National League starters.

Like with the initial All-Star Game voting returns, Muncy is the top vote-getter among all NL first basemen. Muncy, who is expected to return from the 10-day injured list this week, was recently touted by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts as performing to the level of being one of the top players in baseball this season.

Roberts more recently deemed Muncy one of the Dodgers’ MVPs as well, along with Chris Taylor. “I’m sort of getting used to him impacting the game in some facet every night,” Roberts added of Taylor.

“I just really hope that the surface line of what he does, I think that’s enough to warrant being an All-Star. Just the value, versatility and playing above-average at a handful of spots on the diamond, it’s a no-brainer.

“I know I’m bias, but I expect him to continue to go out there and play well. He’s a Major League All-Star in 2021. No doubt about it.”

Taylor moved up one spot in All-Star Game voting and now ranks fifth among NL outfielders, one place behind Mookie Betts. Nine outfielders from each league will advance to Phase 2 of All-Star Game voting.

Elsewhere on the All-Star Game ballot and in addition to with Muncy, the Dodgers didn’t see any change with Will Smith (fourth place), Gavin Lux (third), Justin Turner (third) or Corey Seager (third).

Muncy is on pace for a second career All-Star Game selection, with his first coming in 2019. Seager and Turner were All-Stars for the Dodgers in 2017, Lux and Taylor are yet to receive the honor, and Betts made four straight All-Star Game appearances for the Boston Red Sox from 2016-19.

Phase 1 of MLB All-Star Game voting

The initial phase of All-Star Game voting runs through 1 p.m. PT on Thursday. Fans can access the MLB All-Star Game ballot at MLB.com, all 30 team sites, and the MLB and MLB Ballpark apps.

It is also available on Google search (United States and Canada only), where fans can vote for any player simply by entering their name (for example, “Clayton Kershaw”) and be taken directly to their section of the ballot.

Fans additionally can go directly to the Google ballot or enter searches such as “MLB vote” or “MLB All-Star vote” in the search bar.

Voting can be conducted on up to five ballots per 24 hours via MLB platforms. Through Google, fans can complete one full ballot and vote for every position, or vote for up to 17 unique players per day. A specific player can only be voted for once per day via the Google ballot.

The final Phase 1 voting results will be announced Sunday at 9 a.m. PT on MLB Network.

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