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5 Los Angeles Dodgers Who Belong on the 2014 NL All-Star Team

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5 Los Angeles Dodgers Players Who Deserve NL All-Star Votes

Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers
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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.

5. Clayton Kershaw

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5. Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
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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.

4. Zack Greinke

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4. Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke Los Angeles Dodgers
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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.

3. Hyun-Jin Ryu

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3. Hyun-Jin Ryu

Hyun-Jin Ryu Los Angeles Dodgers
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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.

2. Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers
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2. Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers
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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.

1. Dee Gordon

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1. Dee Gordon

Dee Gordon Los Angeles Dodgers
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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.