With the 2019 All Star vote, some changes to the voting process were put in place. Normally, there was only one round of voting to determine the starters for each league’s All Star roster and that system did lead to some interesting results given that some fan bases were particularly adept at stuffing the ballot box.
This year, there is going to be two rounds of voting to determine the All Star starting rosters with the second round being cut down to the top three vote leaders at each position (top nine for the outfield). The Braves had been performing very well in the voting updates leading up to tonight’s announcement of the finalists with a Brave seemingly in contention at every position.
We now know who the Braves will have in the running for starting All Star spots.
You have voted and we have our finalists.— MLB (@MLB) June 21, 2019
First, the top 3 in each league at first base and third base. pic.twitter.com/yXxMLPWfnV
Here are your finalists at shortstop and second base. pic.twitter.com/fgJYMJhl9u— MLB (@MLB) June 21, 2019
And the crop of outfielders from the NL who will battle for the 3 starting positions. pic.twitter.com/FEvRCvweM2— MLB (@MLB) June 21, 2019
Finally, the catchers from both leagues and the DHs from the AL who have moved on.— MLB (@MLB) June 21, 2019
Remember, voting begins for the Starters Election on June 26th! pic.twitter.com/N73daCEzzW
Freddie Freeman, Josh Donaldson, Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, Brian McCann, Ronald Acuna Jr., and Nick Markakis all were named finalists as starters for the 2019 All Star Game. Before folks get up in arms, Austin Riley debuted too late to appear on the ballot.
All-Star pitchers and reserves will be named on Sunday, June 30 at 5:30 PM Eastern.