Herrera's hot start generates All-Star buzz

Herrera's hot start generates All-Star buzz

MIAMI -- All Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera did during his first month in the big leagues is achieve a feat not seen in the organization's 133-year history.

Herrera, who reached base safely in each of his last 15 games in April, became the first Phillies rookie with an on-base streak that long in April, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

As if that wasn't enough, Herrera leads all National League rookies in hits (25), doubles (six), triples (two), total bases (35) and stolen bases (four). He also ranks second in extra-base hits (eight) and OPS (.763) as well as third in average (.301) and runs (nine).

Herrera and his hot-hitting teammates, like shortstop Freddy Galvis and third baseman Cody Asche, are included on the NL All-Star ballot that was released earlier this week.

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.

Christina De Nicola is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.