Seven Atlanta Braves players have made the final All-Star Game ballot. With a new format all seven Braves players will have a chance to make the roster as starters.
The Atlanta Braves have a finalist at every position for the final phase of the MLB All-Star Game voting. This year the starters are selected from a special two day election made up of the top three players from the first round of voting.
Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies, Brian McCann, Nick Markakis, Dansby Swanson, and Josh Donaldson are all on the final ballot. If you haven’t already you can click here to vote.
The fact the Braves have seven players on the final ballot speaks to how well the team has played so far this season. The Braves have a strong NL East lead and have been carried by an offense that never gives up no matter the score.
Seeing McCann make his return to Atlanta and sending him to the All-Star game would be special. He is a beloved player and teammate and is having a resurgent season for his hometown Braves.
Despite adding little in the off-season Atlanta is finding a way to improve and widen their NL East lead. Helped in part by a imploding Phillies team and an underachieving Nationals squad.
Freddie Freeman is quietly having an MVP caliber season hitting ball out of the park at the highest rate of his career while still hitting for average. Freeman is arguably the most deserving Brave in the Starter’s election race.
The winners will be announced on ESPN tomorrow night. The pitchers and reserves will be selected the following night and don’t have to have been a part of the starter’s election. Meaning the starters will be the only players fans can vote onto the roster. Making is even more important you vote now for your Atlanta Braves!