Molina vying for 10th All-Star appearance
Goldschmidt, Fowler and Ozuna some of the other Cardinals on ballot
Read our FAQ on this year’s revamped balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters, and the ability to vote through Google Search.
The road to Cleveland began Tuesday afternoon, and voting has never been more important.
With a revamped voting system for fans, the ballots are available now for this year’s All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard. While the game – held on Tuesday, July 9, in Cleveland -- can seem far away, Tuesday kicked off “The Primary,” a 25-day event during which fans choose the top three players (and nine outfielders) who will move on to “The Starters Election,” held at the end of June.
The eight Cardinals on the ballot this year are a mix of veteran All-Stars and young hopefuls.
Catcher Yadier Molina could make his 10th All-Star Game this year. His first came in 2009, and he made each one thereafter, except for '16.
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is looking for his seventh appearance to the All-Star Game and first in a Cardinals uniform, while three-time All-Star third baseman Matt Carpenter could get back to the Midsummer Classic for the first time since 2016.
Other Cardinals on the ballot include outfielders Dexter Fowler, who has been to one All-Star Game, and Marcell Ozuna, who has been to two, as well as second baseman Kolten Wong, shortstop Paul DeJong and outfielder Harrison Bader.
Fans may vote in "The Primary" at MLB.com and all 30 club sites, the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark apps up to five times in any 24-hour period. Fans in the U.S. and Canada can also vote on Google Search for every position, or up to 17 unique players per day, by searching "MLB Vote" or the names of their favorite players. Primary voting ends at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, June 21.
The top three vote-getters at each position (including nine outfielders) per league will move on to "The Starters Election," which begins at noon ET on Wednesday, June 26. The votes will reset for a 28-hour voting window that ends at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 27. Starters for the 2019 Midsummer Classic will be unveiled on ESPN that night at 7 p.m. ET. The pitchers and reserves will be announced on Sunday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Then on Tuesday, July 9, during the 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, fans may visit MLB.com and the 30 club sites to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet.
The 90th Midsummer Classic, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.