Washington Nationals Editorial: Five Most All-Star Worthy Nats

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The Washington Nationals are heading into the All-Star Break holding first place in the National League East and the fourth best record in the NL overall. While riddled with injuries across the roster, many different players have stepped up for the Nats over the first half of the season. Five players in particular have made the push for a selection for this season’s Midsummer Classic.

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Some players, such as the new record holder for most fan votes ever, are no-doubters for this list, and would surprise everyone across baseball if they didn’t make the team tonight. Others, like the most massively underrated infielder in baseball, are on the fringe, and have a chance at making the team as reserves. Last summer, Jordan Zimmermann and the now-departed Tyler Clippard represented the Nats at Target Field, where the American League beat the National League 5-3.

This season, Washington looks to be well-represented once again, this time at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is not only for publicity however, as the Nats have a very legitimate reason for wanting the win. The winner of the All-Star Game earns homefield advantage for their team representative in the World Series. As one of the top favorites to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy, having home field advantage in Game 7 can go a long way.

The fans have spoken, the votes are in. With the official announcement scheduled for Sunday night, which Nationals are punching plane tickets to Cincinnati on July 14th? How many will make the cut?

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