Voters Putting Braves In Running To Join All Star Team

The Atlanta Braves are well represented in the current standings of the MLB All-Star Game ballot released today.

But the Brave at the highest rank among potential All-Star members is Marcell Ozuma, with more than 478,538 votes among designated hitters. Currently ranked second place in this category, he places well below the L.A. Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani, who leads this category with more than a million votes.

Among other Braves in categories voters are considering for a trip to the midseason classic, Sean Murphy is 5th among catchers, Matt Olson is 3rd among first basemen (behind former Brave now Dodger Freddie Freeman), Ozzie Albies is 4th among second basemen, Austin Riley is seventh among third basemen, Orlando Arcia is in fourth place among shortstops, and three Braves list among outfielders: Michael Harris II (13th), Jarred Kelenic (15th), and Adam Duvall (17th).

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This is the first phase of the selection process, which runs from June 5-27th, where fans can select their favorites on the MLB’s ballot. The second phase is June 30-July 3, where voters can pick the starters that will win a slot on the All Star Game. Fans can even write in their own selections for players not listed on the ballot. The player with the most votes per league automatically wins the starting spot at their position, according to the MLB’s website.

The top votes ranked from the second phase will decide for either the American or National League the seven or eight remaining starting position players. One designated hitter slot will also be decided.