Freddie Freeman – Now a two time All-Star, Freeman carried the Braves offense for a significant portion of the first half of the season. He is hitting just under .300 with a shade under 50 RBI on the season. While his OBP hovers around .385, the most underappreciated part of his game is his ability to hit with runners in scoring position. His average sits at .388 in those spots since the beginning of the 2013 season, good for best in the National League. He uses all fields and shows an ability to hit for power while also excelling in situational hitting.

Craig Kimbrel – Kimbrel has been to three prior All Star Games, accumulating 133 saves the past three seasons, and shows no signs of slowing down. The second youngest player ever to reach 100 saves, Kimbrel recorded his 155th save on June 6th of this year to break John Smoltz’s previous record of 154 saves in a Braves uniform. The fireballer frequently tops 100 mph on the radar gun and breaks off a devastating curveball as well. His strikeout per nine inning rate is up above 15 for his career which is astronomical.

Julio Teheran – The young flamethrower has cemented himself as the ace of the Atlanta Braves staff. The 23 year old from Colombia has the fifth lowest ERA and third lowest WHIP in the National League. Already 23-14 in his career, he has thrown two complete game shutouts this year, back in May against the Brewers and April against the Phillies. He’ll be making his first appearance in the midsummer classic, but it surely won’t be his last.


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