By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
JASRADO “Jazz” Chisholm Jr will need some help at the ballot boxes to earn qualification for the second phase of the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.
The first returns from Phase One were released this week and Chisholm Jr was ranked No. 10 among National League second basemen with 70,147 votes.
Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves leads the field with 295,478 votes, followed by Adam Frazier of the Pittsburgh Pirates (201,886) and Gavin Lux of the Los Angeles Dodgers (167, 421).
The top three vote getters at each position, plus the top nine outfielders, in each league will advance to the second phase of the voting, which will ultimately determine the starters for this year’s All-Star Game at Coors Field in Denver.
There are two ways to vote - on MLB platforms, including MLB.com, all 30 club sites and the MLB and MLB Ballpark mobile apps.
On Google Search (in the US and Canada only), fans can most efficiently vote for any player on the ballot by entering a player’s name (for example, “Jazz Chisholm Jr”), taking you directly to that player’s section of the ballot. Alternately, fans can go directly to the Google ballot or enter searches such as “MLB vote” or “MLB All-Star vote” in the search bar.
The combined vote totals from these various platforms will determine the ballot winners.
Phase one voting began on January 3 and will conclude at 4pm local time on Thursday, June 24. The final phase one results will be announced on Sunday, June 27, at noon on the 2021 Google MLB All-Star Ballot Finalists Show on MLB Network. Phase two will follow immediately and will conclude on July 1.
The Marlins recently celebrated Chisholm Jr and “Bahamian Heritage Night” at Loan Depot Park on June 12.
Chisholm, 23, is the seventh Bahamian to reach the Major Leagues.
In 45 games this season, Chisholm is hitting .265 with a .749 OPS, slugging .459 with 45 hits, 78 total bases, 24 runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 24 RBI, and a team-leading nine stolen bases.