Anthony Rizzo hasn't been selected to the All-Star Game...yet.
He needs your help as one of the five finalists battling for the last roster spot on the National League roster in MLB's Final Vote ballot.
The 24-year-old is deserving of an All-Star spot after ranking second among NL first baseman in WAR (2.4), first in both home runs (17) and walks (50) and third in runs (56) through the season's first half. He'd join Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro on the roster, while former Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija won't be eligible for the game but still was named to the NL roster.
He's up against Florida's Casey McGehee, Atlanta's Justin Upton, Washington's Anthony Rendon and Colorado's Justin Morneau.
The White Sox Chris Sale is a finalist in the American League, and you can find information on how to vote for him here.
Here are all the different ways you can vote for the Cubs' first baseman:
- You can vote HERE, on Major League Baseball's official website.
- You can text to vote your support for Rizzo by sending "N4" to 89269. Standard rates, as always, apply.
- Last, you can take to Twitter during the final six hours of the competition to have a vote tallied. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, any tweet with the hashtag "#VoteRizzo" will count as one vote.
Rizzo already has taken to Twitter in an aggressive way to get the word out on the final vote, including the two-way support from the Detroit Tigers and starting pitcher Rick Porcello:
Rizzo is also tweeting out just about every Twitter account voicing their support for the Cubbies first baseman, so have your voice heard on social media and you may get a retweet from him.