The Rockies' choices on the 2017 Esurance All-Star Game Ballot are posted, and included are a few familiar and deserving names.The list on the ballot includes several who, if they go to the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Marlins Park in Miami, will be in familiar territory. Right
The Rockies' choices on the 2017 Esurance All-Star Game Ballot are posted, and included are a few familiar and deserving names.
The list on the ballot includes several who, if they go to the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Marlins Park in Miami, will be in familiar territory. Right fielder Carlos Gonzalez has represented the Rockies three times, third baseman Nolan Arenado has been twice and center fielder Charlie Blackmon and second baseman DJ LeMahieu have made one appearance apiece.
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Ian Desmond, who has represented the Nationals and the Rangers in past Midsummer Classics, also is listed with his new club at first base. He made his Rockies debut Sunday, after missing most of the first month with a broken left hand.
Also representing the Rockies ono the ballot are catcher Tony Wolters, shortstop Trevor Story and left fielder Gerardo Parra. Story was a candidate for the final NL roster spot last year as a rookie.
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.
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