Voting for the midsummer classic in Cleveland has officially been underway for a few weeks now, and the Atlanta Braves look like they could be very well represented.
Somehow, the Braves have a player in the top three at every position as we approach the final days of primary voting. With the new All-Star voting system, the Braves could have an opportunity to have a finalist at every position.
Of course it should not come as much of a surprise that Atlanta will have plenty of offensive studs with a shot to start the All-Star Game; the team certainly has a lot of star power. But to have this type of representation in the running for the midsummer classic speaks volumes about Braves fans' dedication to supporting the team more than anything.
A few Braves are virtual locks to make the All-Star game anyway, regardless of whether or not they are voted in as starters. Freddie Freeman is having an incredible season at first base, leading the league in hits and sporting a sparkling .995 OPS. Ronald Acuña Jr is also a virtual guarantee to represent Atlanta, with a .301 average and 17 homers. Of course, other Braves like McCann, Albies, and Markakis could be deserving as well, though they are not virtual guarantees like Freeman and Acuña. And that's not to mention the pitching staff, including Mike Soroka and Julio Teheran.
No matter how the voting shakes out, the Braves should expect to send multiple stars to Cleveland this summer. But now's our time to shine, Atlanta. Get voting!