SAN DIEGO -- Despite his hot start to the 2017 season, Padres first baseman William Myers was not among the top five National League All-Star vote-getters at first base.Major League Baseball unveiled its inaugural Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update on Tuesday afternoon without any Padres among the top five
SAN DIEGO -- Despite his hot start to the 2017 season, Padres first baseman William Myers was not among the top five National League All-Star vote-getters at first base.
Major League Baseball unveiled its inaugural Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update on Tuesday afternoon without any Padres among the top five at their respective positions in the National League.
• Cast your Esurance All-Star ballot for Myers and other #ASGWorthy players
Myers would seem to be the Padres' likeliest candidate to be voted into the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard. He's hitting .265 and leads the team with an .815 OPS.
Meanwhile, Padres youngsters Austin Hedges, Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot are each on the ballot for the first time this season and have impressed in the early stages of what is expected to be their first full Major League season.
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 8:59 p.m. PT. 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.
AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.