Four Dodger Fans Nominated For New MLB Fan Award

Starting today, voting begins for the brand new MLB Fans of the Year presented by Esurance. Four Dodger 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:

  • Laura Zimmerman of Los Angeles (#DodgersFOTY1): Zimmerman is passionate about all things Dodgers, attending every home game and following the club's Minor League affiliates.
  • Vicente Reyes of South Gate (#DodgersFOTY2): Reyes dedicates his Instagram to sharing the dazzling photos he personally captures at Dodgers games in various locales
  • Danny Del Toro of Glendale (#DodgersFOTY3): Having combined his love of The King and the Dodgers, Del Toro is now renowned as Dodger Elvis
  • Emma Amaya of El Monte (#DodgersFOTY4): Amaya is a savvy fan and season-ticket holder who rarely goes a day without posting about the Dodgers on her Facebook page

Fans can cast their vote for the MLB Fans of the Year by visiting 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 MLB as the exclusive auto insurance partner for the league and is the title sponsor of the Esurance MLB Awards and the all-digital Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.