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Braves Briefing: names Orlando Arcia as a ‘surprise’ on the All-MLB Team ballot.

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Orlando Arcia was an All-Star in 2023 and he’s still surprising people.

It was a wild year for Atlanta Braves shortstop Orlando Arcia.

Many were shocked when he won the starting shortstop role before the season. He picked up an extension. He was hot to start the season, suffered an injury, then picked up where he left off and became an All-Star for the first time in his career.

Brian Murphy at put together his list of surprises for players listed on the All-MLB ballot. (You can vote here.) Going position by position, he named Arcia as a surprise name on the ballot when looking at shortstop. Here’s more of what Murphy wrote:

Matt Olson, Ozzie Albies, Orlando Arcia, Austin Riley, Sean Murphy, Marcell Ozuna, Ronald Acuna Jr., and Spencer Strider are all of the Braves on the All-MLB ballot.

How long until pitchers and catchers report?

91 days. Atlanta’s expected to ask pitchers and catchers to report on Monday, February 12th, in advance of their first spring training game on February 24th against the Tampa Bay Rays. An official announcement of the reporting date will come in January.

Here’s the odds for the top 10 teams to win the 2024 World Series according to FanDuel

Atlanta Braves – +600
Los Angeles Dodgers – +700
Texas Rangers – +850
Houston Astros – +850
Philadelphia Phillies – +1100
New York Yankees – +1400
Tampa Bay Rays – +1500
Toronto Blue Jays – +1500
Baltimore Orioles – +1500
Minnesota Twins – +1800

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