Major League Baseball posted the ballot for the 2015 All-Star Game Wednesday. For the first time, voting for the Mid-Summer Classic has been limited to the Internet. Paper ballots will not available at ballparks this year. Online and mobile voting ends July 2 at 10:59pm CDT.
The 86th Annual All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Up to 35 votes per email address can be cast for each player to determine the starting lineup for the National and American League teams. The American League will have nine elected starters via the fan balloting program, while the National League will have eight-fan elected starters.
The Giants’ Bruce Bochy is the National League manager for this summer’s classic and the Royals’ Ned Yost is the skipper for the American League.
Cubs on the 2015 All-Star Ballot
2B Tommy La Stella
SS Starlin Castro
3B Kris Bryant
C Miguel Montero
OF Dexter Fowler
OF Chris Coghlan
OF Jorge Soler
And remember to vote early and vote often …
After a month of the season, Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Dexter Fowler have played to an All-Star level. Kris Bryant has not been in the majors long enough yet, but has definitely put up the numbers. Jorge Soler figures to warm back up once the temperature is consistently above 65 degrees.
In 19 games, Dexter Fowler is batting .299/.372/.442 with four doubles, two triples and a home run for a .814 OPS. Fowler has swiped six bases (6-for-7) and has been very good in the field.
Anthony Rizzo is off to an excellent start to his season. Rizzo is batting .324/.478/.471 with four doubles, two home runs and a .948 OPS. Rizzo has walked (14) more times than he struck out (11) over the first 20 games of the season, plus he was hit with a pitch seven time.
Starlin Castro turned in the best month of his career. Castro was very good offensively and excellent in the field. In 20 games, Castro is hitting .325/.349/.410 with a double and two home runs for a .758 OPS.
And Kris Bryant is 14-for-44 with four doubles over his first 12 big league games (.318/.455/.409) for a .864 OPS. Bryant has walked 10 times with 13 strikeouts while driving in 10 runs. Bryant hasn’t gone yard yet, which for some reason has created more noise than the fact he’s helping the Cubs win ballgames. Since Bryant’s call-up, the Cubs are 7-5.