New faces join 2014 starter Goldschmidt on ASG ballot

Gosewisch, Ahmed, Lamb and Inciarte aim to represent D-backs

New faces join 2014 starter Goldschmidt on ASG ballot

PHOENIX -- The D-backs have a lot of new faces on this year's All-Star Ballot, which was released Wednesday.

Those appearing on an All-Star Ballot for the first time include catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, shortstop Nick Ahmed, third baseman Jake Lamb and outfielder Ender Inciarte.

The others on the ballot for the D-backs are first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, second baseman Chris Owings and outfielders A.J. Pollock and Mark Trumbo.

Last year, Goldschmidt collected 3,516,980 votes to easily beat out the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez to get the start at first base. He became the first D-backs position player to be voted into the starting lineup since Luis Gonzalez in 2001.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.

Fans may also receive the ballot by texting VOTE to 89269 (USA) or 101010 (Canada). Or text VOTA for a ballot in Spanish. Message and data rates may apply. Up to five messages. No purchase required. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for info.

Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of All-Star Week festivities.

The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.