All-Star voting update features three Atlanta Braves leading at their position

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The Atlanta Braves are no stranger when it comes to sending players to the All-Star game each year. They always seem to possess some of the premiere talent in all of baseball year-to-year. 2023 has been no different so far as Atlanta is currently poised to send three position players to the Summer Classic.

Almost the entire Braves lineup is deserving of consideration for All-Star positions but there are a few players who stand out and it's nice to see that they are getting recognition from a lot of fans across the league. Let's see the vote leaders and how things have changed since the first vote update.

Braves leading at their position for the 2023 All-Star Game

Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy currently leads all NL catchers with 1,320,838 votes and looks like he is set to be an All-Star for the first time in his career. Now, if Murphy actually appears in the game or not, depends on the health of his hamstring that was recently injured. While he hasn't been placed in the IL yet, the Braves are going to want to be careful with their star catcher.

Murphy is putting up a career-best year behind the plate for the Braves and it's been fun to watch. He's batting .287/.385/.535 with a .919 OPS in 57 games played in 2023. He leads all Major League catchers with a 3.1 WAR and also carries a .416 xwOBA and wRC+ of 148. Sean also carries an OPS+ of 143 in that time frame as well.

He is on the right path to starting in the All-Star game and it seems fans would like to see him play. As mentioned above, that all depends on his health at the time of the game. Murphy was seen doing some on-field drills Tuesday afternoon so depending on the results from that, Murphy could avoid being placed on the IL.

Orlando Arcia

This may come as a shock to many fans because Orlando Arcia wasn't expected to be as good as he's been for the Braves. Replacing Dansby Swanson would be a tough task and many thought Vaughn Grissom would be the answer. Arcia absolutely blew past any expectations fans had for his performance.

The offensive output has been out of this world even after missing almost a month of time with a microfracture in his wrist. With the new vote update, he is leading to start the All-Star game and has double the votes of Francisco Lindor. Lindor has 508,168 votes whereas Arcia has 1,060,559 votes in first place.

This would be Arcia's first All-Star game selection in his career. He's having a career year and is batting .341/.398/.492 with a .890 OPS and OPS+ of 137. He also carries a 2.5 WAR for this season so far. He's not gone more than 2 games without a hit this season and just finds a way to get on base and is consistently coming through in the clutch.

I expect we will see Arcia take the field as the starting shortstop for the National League in July. He's been absolutely spectacular and baseball fans would love to get the opportunity to see him play on a National stage. He's certainly earned the chance to do so.