Arenado, Blackmon, Story eye return to ASG

Trio leads Rockies on All-Star ballot, which has new format

May 28th, 2019

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.

DENVER -- Rockies fans have a chance to push for the nominations of their favorite players -- especially third baseman , right fielder and shortstop -- to the National League squad for this year’s All-Star Game through the 2019 Google All-Star Ballot under a new format.

The primary stage of the voting began Tuesday, and the three aforementioned Rockies – who all went to last year’s Midsummer Classic – have put up strong resumes so far this season:

• Arenado, who just earned National League Player of the Week honors, is batting .333 with 15 home runs -- all since April 14 -- 46 RBIs and a 1.009 OPS. And he has continued to play third base at the level that has earned him six straight Gold Glove Awards and the last two NL Platinum Gloves.

• Before going on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain, Blackmon overcame a slow start to build a .300 batting average with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs from the leadoff spot. Additionally, Blackmon has made an efficient transition from center field, where he had spent most of his career, to right.

• Story, who recently became the fastest shortstop to hit 100 career home runs, is batting .266 with 13 homers and 35 RBIs, as well as a team-high nine steals -- tied for third in the NL.

Fans may vote in "The Primary" at 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 US 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 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 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, and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.