The Atlanta Braves have 7 players in the running to be starters at this year's MLB All Star game in Cleveland on July 9. Catcher Brian McCann, First Baseman Freddie Freeman, Second Baseman Ozzie Albies, Third Baseman Josh Donaldson, Short Stop and Marietta native Dansby Swanson, and Outfielders Ronald Acuña Jr. and Nick Markakis all made the cut.
The final round of voting to decide the starters is today Wednesday, June 27 at Noon ET until tomorrow, Thursday June 28 at 4pm ET. Starters will be announced on ESPN at 7pm ET tonight.
One important note: Players who do not get elected starters are not automatically added to the team as reserves --they will be determined through a combination of “Player Ballot” choices and selections made by the Commissioner’s Office. So we need to VOTE!!!
All-Star pitchers and reserves will be announced on Sunday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., also on ESPN.