MLB All-Star voting opened Thursday

The first phase of Major League Baseball All-Star voting opened Thursday.

Fans can vote up to five times a day every 24 hours. Voting for phase 1 (“help your favorites advance”) ends June 24 at 3:59 p.m. eastern time. Phase-2 voting (“vote for the starters”) will run June 28 through July 1. Pitchers and reserves will be determined by player balloting and selections made by the commissioner’s office.

The Braves have several All-Star candidates, namely outfielder Ronald Acuna, a leading MVP candidate, and third baseman Austin Riley, who’s been excellent but is competing against a crowded third-base field. Reigning National League MVP Freddie Freeman hasn’t posted his usual stats thus far, but he’s still expected to garner plenty of votes as a fan favorite who’s started the past two All-Star games. Second baseman Ozzie Albies, an All-Star in 2018, will also be in the conversation.

Voting can be done via a simple Google search or at

The 2021 MLB All-Star game will be held July 13 at Coors Field in Colorado. It originally was scheduled for Atlanta but was removed in response to the state’s new voting law. MLB announced that decision in early April.

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