Voting for the July 14, 2015 MLB All-Star Game, which is exclusively online/digital for the first year ever, begins today. Yasmani Grandal, Adrian Gonzalez, Howie Kendrick, Jimmy Rollins, Juan Uribe, Carl Crawford, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig are listed on the National League ballot. From today’s announcement:
The AL All-Star Team will have nine elected starters via the fan balloting program, while the NL All-Star Team will have eight fan-elected starters. The pitchers and reserves for both squads – totaling 25 for the NL and 24 for the AL – will be determined through a combination of “Player Ballot” choices and selections made by the two All-Star managers – NL skipper Bruce Bochy of the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants and AL manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals.
Following the announcement of the American League and National League All-Star rosters, fans will begin voting to select the final player for each League’s 34-man roster via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. Fans will cast their votes from a list of five players from each League over the balloting period.
The Dodgers had four All-Stars last year, their most since 2010. Pederson is looking to become the Dodgers’ first rookie All-Star Game participant since Hideo Nomo in 1995. Will he do it? You tell me.
— Jon Weisman