Nationals Lead Way in NL All-Stars
The Washington Nationals may have only the third best record in the National League, but they've got the most All-Stars.
The East leading Nats have three starters for the annual game to be held in Miami Tuesday, July 11th, and have five selections overall.
Outfielder Bryce Harper led all National League players in the voting to nail down one of the outfield slots, while second baseman Daniel Murphy and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman were also named as starters. Zimmerman nosed out Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs for the starting nod.
In addition, starting pitchers Max Scherzer and Stephen Strausberg were named to the squad.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks each had four players named.
The Dodgers, who have the best record in the National League, won't have any starters among the position players, but SS Corey Seager and rookie OF Cody Bellenger, who leads the NL in homers, were named as reserves. LHP Clayton Kershaw was named for the seventh consecutive time and closer Kenley Jansen received his second career selection.
Rockies' third baseman Nolan Arenado and OF Charlie Blackmon have been named starters, while 2B and former LSU Tiger D. J. LeMahieu and RP Greg Holland are on the squad. The Diamondbacks won't have anyone starting in the field, but 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 3B Jake Lamb and pitchers Zach Greinke and Robbie Ray will suit up for Arizona.
See the entire NL roster here, from espn.com