Jul 31, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; 2014 MLB All Star Game logo on the wall behind home plate prior to the game between the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Players Have Chances In All-Star Game But Need Our Help

The 85th All-Star Game will be played on July 15th at Target Field but OUR Atlanta Braves players need your help getting to this game.

The rosters for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be announced during the weekend of July 5-6.  The fans are selecting this portion of the roster which is nine positional starters for the AL and eight positional starters for the NL.  The pitchers and reserve players for both AL and NL will be determined through a combination of “Player Ballot” choices and the selections that are made by All-Star managers John Farrell (AL) and Mike Matheny (NL).  

Fredi Gonzalez was already chosen to be Matheny’s assistant for the game and maybe he can push for a few of his pitchers…Craig Kimbrel and Julio Teheran.

Then the final roster spot is chosen…fans will cast their votes from a list of five players from each league over the balloting period and will select the final player.  This is the spot Freddie Freeman was rewarded with in 2013.

The Braves have three potential positional players in the running….Evan Gattis, Freeman and Justin Upton…and all need help.

My take?  Evan Gattis and Freddie Freeman are having All-Star caliber seasons and deserve to be recognized for it.  If Upton gets hot, hits outstanding these last two weeks in June, then maybe but I’m leaning towards there are many other outfielders who deserve this accomplishment.

All-Star voting numbers came out Monday night….below are the positions the Braves are in…for more check out MLB.com

CATCHER
1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 2,600,853
2. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 1,911,745
3. Buster Posey, Giants: 1,709,685
4. Evan Gattis, Braves: 1,055,119

FIRST BASE
1. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks: 1,962,386
2. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers: 1,239,509
3. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 1,112,465

OUTFIELD
1. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers: 2,468,376
2. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 2,461,722
3. Carlos Gomez, Brewers: 2,409,860
4. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins: 2,130,519
5. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 1,974,845
6. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies: 1,608,755
7. Angel Pagan, Giants: 1,261,458
8. Michael Morse, Giants: 1,260,419
9. Justin Upton, Braves: 1,203,302

Get your votes in as often as you can…go here to vote

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