Voting begins for Triple-A All-Star Game

Fans can send players to Charlotte in online ballot through June 24

Indianapolis' Tyler Glasnow (left) and Iowa's Dan Vogelbach have both authored strong starts to 2016. (Dave Wegiel, Dylan Heuer)

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com | May 27, 2016 12:00 PM

Some of baseball's biggest prospects could be headed to Charlotte this summer, but they'll need some help getting there.

Online voting is under way for the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game, and fans again have an opportunity to help send their favorite players to the party. Voting runs through June 24, and fans who make their picks on MiLB.com will join local media and Triple-A managers in selecting rosters for the annual game, which is set for July 13 in North Carolina.

Fans can select one player at each position along with a designated hitter, two starting pitchers and a pair of relievers from the International and Pacific Coast League ballots.

Those who vote get an extra bonus -- current MiLB.TV subscribers will earn a discount for the MiLB Store, while non-subscribers will receive a discount offer for MiLB.TV.


Vote now for the Triple-A All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina


The PCL ballot includes big names like Iowa's Dan Vogelbach, the Cubs' No. 20 prospect who leads all Triple-A first baseman with 33 RBIs. Other notables fighting for votes in the PCL include Fresno second baseman Danny Worth, Round Rock shortstop and former No. 1 overall prospect Jurickson Profar, Rockies shortstop and MLB.com's No. 4 overall prospect Orlando Arcia, Las Vegas slugger T.J. Rivera and Cubs No. 2 prospect Willson Contreras.

Worth is batting .347 and leads all PCL second basemen with 26 RBIs, while Profar leads all PCL shortstops with five homers and 26 RBIs as he looks to work his way back to the Majors. Arcia, the Rockies' top farmhand, is batting .299 with four homers and 22 RBIs, while Rivera leads the league with 42 RBIs to go along with a .366 average.

Other notable PCL names include Padres No. 3 prospect Hunter Renfroe of El Paso, Rockies top pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman of Albuquerque and both of Arizona's top arms, Braden Shipley and Archie Bradley.

In the International League, Nationals top prospect Trea Turner headlines a group of infielders that includes Braves No. 3 Ozzie Albies, White Sox No. 2 Tim Anderson, Pirates No. 3 Josh Bell and No. 10 Alen Hanson and Orioles No. 4 Trey Mancini.

Turner leads the IL with 36 runs scored and is joined on the ballot by veteran sluggers such as Louisville third baseman Jermaine Curtis, who leads the league with a .331 average, and Columbus first baseman Jesus Aguilar, second in the circuit with nine homers. Toledo first baseman Chad Huffman is also a strong candidate -- he's the IL leader with 30 RBIs.

Pirates top prospect Tyler Glasnow figures to be a popular choice among IL starting pitchers. MLB.com's No. 8 overall prospect is tied for the IL lead with 63 strikeouts and is 3-2 with a 2.16 ERA this season.

Study up on stats or pick your favorite hometown players -- either way, fans have until June 24 to vote and pick up discounts on Minor League apparel or MiLB.TV. The official ballot also includes write-in options at the bottom.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow his MLBlog column, Minoring in Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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