Four Yankees fans nominated for new MLB fan award

Online voting starts today for MLB Fans of the Year presented by Esurance

Starting today, voting begins for the brand new MLB Fans of the Year presented by Esurance. Four New York Yankees fans have been nominated for the inaugural award and the winner will be decided by their fellow fans over the next week. The nominees are:

  • Michael LaPayower
  • Collin Berg
  • Mark Gordon
  • Victor Miloscio

Fans can cast their vote for the MLB Fans of the Year by visiting from Sept. 13-19.

Once on the website, fans will choose between the four Fan of the Year nominees per club. Fans' votes will be cast via posts on Twitter by including a desired nominee's unique hashtag. Voting percentages will be available throughout the voting period showing in real time where each nominee stands. Fans can vote as many times as they want throughout the course of the voting period and the nominee with the most hashtag uses will be declared the winning Fan of the Year for their club. Each winner will be part of the inaugural class of MLB Fans of the Year.

The MLB Fan of the Year award launches the start of the Esurance MLB Awards season. Voting on the remaining award categories begins Sept. 19 and runs through Nov. 11 when the winners will be announced via a MLB Network telecast from 8-9 p.m. EST on Nov. 18.

The all-digital awards experience includes an awards website that also serves as a content hub, discussion forum and voting platform for fans to engage with each other throughout the final weeks of the MLB season and Postseason. Below is a list of this year's Esurance MLB Awards categories.

2016 Esurance MLB Awards Categories

  • Best Major Leaguer
  • Best Hitter
  • Best Pitcher
  • Best Rookie
  • Best Defensive Player
  • Best Social Media Personality
  • Best Play, Offense
  • Best Play, Defense
  • Best Moment
  • Best Performance
  • Best Social Media Post
  • Best Fan Catch
  • Best MLB Interview
  • Best Call, TV/Radio
  • Best Player-Fan Interaction
  • Best Trending Topic
  • Best Manager
  • Best Executive
  • Best Major Leaguer, Postseason

Esurance is in its second year of a multi-year partnership with MLBas the exclusive auto insurance partner for the league and is the title sponsor of the Esurance MLB Awards andthe all-digital Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.