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5 Cincinnati Reds Who Belong on the 2014 NL All-Star Team

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5 Cincinnati Reds Who Belong on the 2014 NL All-Star Team

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Both Alfredo Simon and Devin Mesoraco have had All-Star caliber seasons for the Cincinnati Reds, but neither can crack the list of 5 Reds who belong on the 2014 NL All-Star team.

5. Jonathan Broxton, RHP

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5. Jonathan Broxton, RHP

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Jonathan Broxton began 2014 on the DL but showed up with All-Star worthy vengeance, serving as the Cincinnati Reds' closer until Aroldis Chapman returned and surrendering just one run so far this year.

4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

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4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

Cincinnati Reds, 2014 NL All-Star Team, Brandon Phillips
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Cincinnati Reds' warrior 2B Brandon Phillips deserves an All-Star spot every year just because he's perhaps the best fielder to ever play the position. His lackluster year at the plate so far this season is likely to take an explosive turn over the last month heading into the All-Star break, because Phillips is serving as the Reds' cleanup hitter once again.

3. Aroldis Chapman, Closer

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3. Aroldis Chapman, Closer

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Now armed with a change-up and wicked slider to complement his Cuban Missile fastball, Cincinnati Reds' closer Aroldis Chapman is quite simply the most overpowering closer in the NL. He should be the choice if a ninth-inning save situation presents itself during the Midsummer Classic.

2. Todd Frazier, 3B

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2. Todd Frazier, 3B

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Cincinnati Reds' 3B Todd Frazier is tops in the NL at his position in OPS, home runs and stolen bases. Frazier is also second in the NL at his position in RBIs and runs scored, meaning that only the idiocy of fan vote is keeping Frazier from being the starting 3B for the NL All-Star team this year.

1. Johnny Cueto, Starting Pitcher

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1. Johnny Cueto, Starting Pitcher

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Cincinnati Reds' ace Johnny Cueto boasts the second-best ERA among all pitchers with more than 500 innings pitched since 2011, so his historic start to the 2014 season and continued dominance only comes as a surprise to the unwashed. Cueto should be the NL starting pitcher in the 2014 All-Star Game, but he will most likely find himself disrespected by another St. Louis Cardinals manager.