VOTE: Avisail highlights Sox on ASG ballot

VOTE: Avisail highlights Sox on ASG ballot

DETROIT -- If 2017 All-Stars were selected at the end of April, there's little doubt White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia would earn such an honor.

Chicago fans can lend their support to Garcia's candidacy through the release of the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, as announced on Monday. Garcia is one of nine White Sox players on the ballot.

VOTE: Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot

First-timers include second baseman Tyler Saladino, shortstop Tim Anderson, outfielder Leury Garcia and designated hitter Matt Davidson. They join familiar names such as first baseman Jose Abreu, third baseman Todd Frazier, catcher Geovany Soto and outfielder Melky Cabrera.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 88th Midsummer Classic, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.

The White Sox have become one of the Majors' true surprise teams through the first month of the season. In the earlier stages of an ongoing rebuild, there were some who thought it could be tough to find one true All-Star representative. But fans now have a chance to support a number of these players who have contributed to the club's strong start.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.