What Final Starting NL All-Star Starting Lineup Should Be

What Final Starting NL All-Star Lineup Should Be

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It is relatively clear who should be starting at most positions for the National League in this year's All-Star Game, but the updated voting results don't agree. Here is what the NL All-Star starting lineup should look like, even though it won't.

C Jonathan Lucroy - Milwaukee Brewers

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C Jonathan Lucroy - Milwaukee Brewers

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Voting: 3rd

.331 batting average
8 Home Runs
39 RBIs

Lucroy has been steadily growing into a solid catcher in Milwaukee and 2014 seems like his breakout year. He's been the best hitting catcher in baseball other than the Orioles' Matt Wieters, who is out for the season with Tommy John surgery. That should earn him his first All-Star nod.

1B Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks

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1B Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks

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Voting: 1st

.308 batting average
15 Home Runs
52 RBIs

Goldschmidt, who should have won the 2013 NL MVP award, is off to another great start. He's again on pace to surpass 30 homers and 100 RBIs, and he's showing that he could be a fixture at first base for the National League for years to come.

2B Anthony Rendon - Washington Nationals

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2B Anthony Rendon - Washington Nationals

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Voting: Not in Top 5

.275 batting average
11 Home Runs
42 RBIs

Rendon has flown under the radar this season, but he's putting together a very nice campaign. He could stand to bring his batting average up, but in terms of driving in runs, he's been the best at the position in the National League.

3B Todd Frazier - Cincinnati Reds

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3B Todd Frazier - Cincinnati Reds

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Voting: Not In Top 5

.278 batting average
17 Home Runs
44 RBIs

Even though he could be driving in more runs given his home run total, Frazier has been one of the best run producing hot corner men in the National League. Given that the position has been relatively weak this season, he deserves to be tabbed for a starting spot.

SS Troy Tulowitzki - Colorado Rockies

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SS Troy Tulowitzki - Colorado Rockies

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Voting: 1st

.360 batting average
18 Home Runs
45 RBIs

This is a no brainer. Tulowitzki, with his insane batting average, is more than deserving of another All-Star start this season. He's avoided injury thus far and should be at shortstop in Minnesota when the National League takes the field.

OF Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins

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OF Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins

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Voting: 3rd

.301 batting average
20 Home Runs
58 RBIs

Stanton has driven the ball out of the ballpark with the best of them this season. Already by the age of 24, Stanton has established himself as one of the premier sluggers in the game. As such, he should be somewhere in the outfield during the Midsummer Classic.

OF Carlos Gomez - Milwaukee Brewers

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OF Carlos Gomez - Milwaukee Brewers

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Voting: 4th

.317 batting average
12 Home Runs
40 RBIs

Gomez's power numbers aren't where they normally are, but his average is even better than normal. He's still on pace for 25 home runs and nearly 100 RBIs while batting well over .300. That's surely deserving of an All-Star start.

OF Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

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OF Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates

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Voting: 2nd

.312 batting average
11 Home Runs
43 RBIs

McCutchen is having another great season in Pittsburgh even though his power numbers are slightly down. He puts the bat on the ball with the best of them and once again should be a starter for the National League in 2014.

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