5 Washington Nationals Who Belong On the 2014 NL All-Star Team

5 Washington Nationals Who Belong On the 2014 NL All-Star Team

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The Washington Nationals are right in the thick of things in the weak NL East. While some players are underperforming, there are a few guys who deserve to be playing in the Midsummer Classic. Here are five Nationals who have a chance to make the NL All-Star Team.

5. Jayson Werth

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5. Jayson Werth

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Jayson Werth is a little bit of a reach, especially for a crowded position. However, he contributes in almost every aspect of the game, and is a major part to the Nationals' lineup.

4. Stephen Strasburg

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4. Stephen Strasburg

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While Stephen Strasburg has yet to fully live up to all the hype, he should definitely be considered for the 2014 All-Star Game. Leading the Nationals in wins with six, Strasburg also has a solid ERA at 3.24.

3. Anthony Rendon

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3. Anthony Rendon

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He has been a pleasant surprise for Washington. A second baseman with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs has to be considered for a spot on the NL All-Star squad.

2. Tyler Clippard

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2. Tyler Clippard

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He has been one of the most underrated players on the team over the past few seasons. With 16 holds and a 2.25 ERA, Tyler Clippard has a legitimate chance to make the NL All-Star Team.

1. Rafael Soriano

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1. Rafael Soriano

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He has been a gem of a signing for the Nationals, and has been even better in 2014. With 15 saves a 1.24 ERA, Rafael Soriano should be pitching in the Midsummer Classic.

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