Despite the fact that most MLB teams have only played around 20 games so far this season, fans can already decide which players they want to honor for their performance in the first half of the 2015 season.
Wednesday marked the official start of voting for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, in which fans can vote up to 35 times for their favorite player(s) to participate in the 86th Midsummer Classic scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 at the Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds.
This season’s voting is the first time it’s being conducted entirely online, as opposed to previous years when paper ballots could be found throughout the all stadiums in the league. Ned Yost of the American League Champion Kansas City Royals will manage the American League, while Bruce Bochy of the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants will manage the National League.
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ eight players on the ballot are, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, Howie Kendrick, Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, Jimmy Rollins, and Juan Uribe. Of the group, Uribe, Grandal, and Pederson, a rookie, are the players to have never been selected for an All-Star Game.
As of today, Gonzalez, who started the year by hitting five home runs in his first three games, is the Dodgers’ best bet at getting the nod at first base for the National League. He is batting .377 with seven home runs and 18 RBIs.
Last season, Puig was selected to the starting roster, while Dee Gordon, who is now with the Miami Marlins, was selected as a reserve, along with pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Voting can be done by clicking here.
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