By Zach Morrison @Zach_Morrison1 on June 18, 2014
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a lot of really talented players, as they should with a payroll of around 0 million. For this reason, they will be well represented on the 2014 NL All-Star roster, even though they are having a bit of a disappointing start to their season. Here are five Dodgers who belong on the 2014 NL All-Star team.
He spent some time on the disabled-list, but Clayton Kershaw came back just as good as ever. It’s not often that a pitcher can show elite command (1.30 BB/9) while also racking up the strikeouts (11.55 K/9). Kershaw does just that. In 55.1 innings, the lefty has a 2.93 ERA and a 1.90 FIP. He also has an impressive 57 ground ball percentage.
In 91 innings this season, Greinke has a 2.57 ERA. He is 9-3 in his 15 starts and he has 9.59 K/9 and 1.98 BB/9. Greinke doesn’t get nearly as much attention as Kershaw, but he is nearly as effective as his fellow Dodger.
The Dodgers have a lot of really good pitchers. Along with Kershaw and Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu also deserves to make the NL All-Star team. He is 8-3 and has a 3.18 ERA and a 2.97 FIP in 76.1 innings this season.
In 294 plate appearances, Puig has a .324/.414/.545 triple-slash line with an insane 172 wRC+. His defense and base running haven’t been good this season, but his offensive production more than makes up for that.
Remember when Dee Gordon’s speed wasn’t useful because he couldn’t hit? Well, he’s hitting .281/.329/.397 this year. Oh, and he has 36 stolen bases. Gordon has been an above average hitter, defender and base runner in 2014.
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