SAN FRANCISCO -- Catcher Buster Posey leads the contingent of Giants named to the Esurance MLB All-Star Game ballot for the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.Posey, a four-time All-Star who has been elected to start the Midsummer Classic three times in fan voting (2012, '15, '16), will be eligible
SAN FRANCISCO -- Catcher Buster Posey leads the contingent of Giants named to the Esurance MLB All-Star Game ballot for the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.
Posey, a four-time All-Star who has been elected to start the Midsummer Classic three times in fan voting (2012, '15, '16), will be eligible for election along with five teammates who are former All-Star Game participants: first baseman Brandon Belt, second baseman Joe Panik, shortstop Brandon Crawford, third baseman Eduardo Nunez and right fielder Hunter Pence.
Belt joined the National League All-Star squad last year thanks to the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote, which always prompts plenty of fan interest.
Left fielder Jarrett Parker and center fielder Denard Span round out the Giants' representation on the ballot.
Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.
Following the announcement of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
The 88th Midsummer Classic, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.
Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.