#ASGWorthy: Potent Prince seeks sixth berth

Resurgent slugger has thrived in early going for Rangers

#ASGWorthy: Potent Prince seeks sixth berth

It's been two years since Prince Fielder was an All-Star, and he's ready to show that he's again #ASGWorthy.

Fielder certainly did that on Monday night, when he hit a long home run to center field in the eighth inning of Texas' 8-2 victory over the defending American League champion Royals. The first baseman is batting .336 with three home runs and 15 RBIs through 32 games, after hitting .279 with the Tigers in 2013 and .247 in an injury-shortened 2014 in his first season with the Rangers.

Fielder is a five-time All-Star, selected three times with the Brewers and twice with the Tigers.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 10:59 p.m. CT. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.

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Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of All-Star Week festivities.

The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.