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Catcher Brian McCann the only Braves player to make the NL All-Star team

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The NL All-Star starters and reserves were announced today, and the only Braves player to make the team was catcher Brian McCann. This is McCann's fourth straight All-Star appearance. He was beaten out for the starting job by Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (St. Louis is hosting the All-Star game, so there may be some ballot stuffing going on).

There were several other candidates on the Braves to make the All-Star team, including Chipper Jones, Javier Vazquez, Jair Jurrjens, and Rafael Soriano. Chipper was likely skipped over as a reserve in lieu of Ryan Zimmerman, who is the sole representative for the Nationals.

As for our deserving starting pitchers, Vazquez and Jurrjens, their chances were likely hurt by their lack of a winning record (due to the Braves lack of run-scoring for them), despite their good peripheral numbers.

We'll have to see if any of those guys are put on the second chance ballot.