Jed Lowrie has never been an All-Star during his 10-year Major League career, but he's making a strong bid for his first selection: the 34-year-old veteran leads all American League second basemen with an .850 OPS through the first two months of the 2018 season.• VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB
Jed Lowrie has never been an All-Star during his 10-year Major League career, but he's making a strong bid for his first selection: the 34-year-old veteran leads all American League second basemen with an .850 OPS through the first two months of the 2018 season.
• VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot
Lowrie is hitting .295/.363/.487 with nine home runs in 57 games for Oakland, and could be poised for his first trip to the Midsummer Classic.
Other A's on the ballot are: Khris Davis, outfield; Matt Olson, first base; Matt Chapman, third base; Marcus Semien, shortstop; Jonathan Lucroy, catcher; Mark Canha, outfield; Matt Joyce, outfield; and Stephen Piscotty, outfield.
Despite missing time recently due to a strained right groin, Davis continues to put up strong power numbers, having hit 13 home runs and slugged .495 in 48 games this year. The 30-year-old left fielder, who belted 85 homers from 2016-17, is also seeking his first All-Star selection.
Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 8:59 p.m. PT. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.
Following the announcement of this year's All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league's roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 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 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., 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 of the All-Star Game. 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.
Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.