Philadelphia Phillies: Who Deserves to Make the NL All-Star Team?

By Rebekah Milsted
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It is no secret that the Philadelphia Phillies are struggling this season. Their record is still under .500 and they just cannot seem to get on a roll. The All-Star game is quickly approaching and only a select few deserve to get the honor to represent the National League.

Domonic Brown is the most deserving for a spot. He has an average of .274 with 83 hits, and those 83 hits have produced 57 RBI. Brown also has 21 HR, tying him for fifth with Adam Dunn for the most home runs in the Major Leagues.  At the end of May, Brown’s talent was recognized by winning the NL player of the week two weeks in a row, and he was also awarded the honor of NL player of the month for May. Brown has proved himself to Phillies manager Charlie Manuel on why he deserves to be the everyday left fielder. He has quickly become a fan favorite, and he deserves to be an All-Star to show everyone his talent as he continues to grow.

Cliff Lee is another deserving player. He has the best record out of all five starters which is 9-2. With those nine wins, Lee is tied for ninth for the most wins in all of the Major Leagues. His ERA is 2.59, also the lowest of all the starters. Every fifth day Lee brings the Phillies out of whatever kind of funk they are in as he has been reliable during the first half of the season. Lee certainly could be reliable for the National League.

Voting for the All-Star Game ends this Thursday. It will be exciting to see if Brown or Lee makes it, because it would be an honor for them to represent the Phillies.

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