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VOTE NOW: Braves have seven All-Star finalists

@mlbbowman
June 27, 2019

With time running out in the All-Star Starters Election, many races are still too close to call, and your votes will have a huge impact as most position battles have yet to be decided. • VOTE NOW: Google MLB All-Star Starters Election Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman

With time running out in the All-Star Starters Election, many races are still too close to call, and your votes will have a huge impact as most position battles have yet to be decided.

VOTE NOW: Google MLB All-Star Starters Election

Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman headline the list of seven Braves who have advanced to the Starters Election round of the new All-Star balloting process and now stand one step closer to being elected to the National League’s starting lineup.

Here's a look at who's leading as of 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday:

NL CATCHER
1) Willson Contreras (Cubs): 44.8%
2) Brian McCann (Braves): 32.6%
3) Yasmani Grandal (Brewers): 22.6%

NL FIRST BASE
1) Freddie Freeman (Braves): 38.7%
2) Josh Bell (Pirates): 36.5%
3) Anthony Rizzo (Cubs): 24.8%

NL SECOND BASE
1) Ketel Marte (D-backs): 39.7%
2) Ozzie Albies (Braves): 34.0%
3) Mike Moustakas (Brewers): 26.3%

NL THIRD BASE
1) Nolan Arenado (Rockies): 52.4%
2) Josh Donaldson (Braves): 24.7%
3) Kris Bryant (Cubs): 23.0%

NL SHORTSTOP
1) Javier Báez (Cubs): 43.6%
2) Trevor Story (Rockies): 29.3%
3) Dansby Swanson (Braves): 27.0%

NL OUTFIELD
1) Christian Yelich (Brewers): 22.3%
2) Cody Bellinger (Dodgers): 21.1%
3) Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves): 14.9%
4) Charlie Blackmon (Rockies): 12.6%
5) Nick Markakis (Braves): 8.1%
6) Jason Heyward (Cubs): 6.5%
7) Kyle Schwarber (Cubs): 5.4%
8) Albert Almora Jr. (Cubs): 5.1%
9) Joc Pederson (Dodgers): 4.1%

Complete standings coverage

Pitchers and reserves will be named on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Freeman: 'Get BMac back to the All-Star Game'

The 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard will be played on Tuesday, July 9, at Progressive Field in Cleveland. It will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage.

Braves get Outkast-inspired All-Star push

MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. During the game, fans may visit MLB.com and the 30 club sites to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001.