The Braves have a few candidates in the final round of All Star voting. I’m biased, but I think Dansby Swanson, Ronald Acuña Jr. (who is already locked in), William Contreras, and Austin Riley (who is not a finalist) are all deserving. Right now, Swanson and Acuña are the only frontrunners:
Dansby Swanson holds a slim lead over Trea Turner. The other four Braves on the Final Ballot will need a strong charge over the next couple days to join Acuña in the NL's starting lineup https://t.co/FUOePaGT5e
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 6, 2022
Contreras could make an appearance considering Bryce Harper, who leads the voting for DH in the NL, will miss the game with a broken thumb. Ozzie Albies, who is competing with Jazz Chisholm, is also injured. It’s unlikely he gets voted in anyways. Adam Duvall is hilariously on the ballot, and I also doubt Travis d’Arnaud makes it past Willson Contreras. Right now, it’s looking like William Contreras, Swanson, and Acuña Jr. are the Braves’ best bets to make the game.
Pitching-wise, I expect to see Max Fried and possibly Spencer Strider, but the pitchers and reserves are not voted on by the fans. Keep voting for your Atlanta Braves! If you haven’t done so yet, follow this link!
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