By Jacob Kornhauser on July 8, 2014
Every spot on the AL and NL rosters are set -- except for one that is. Five Final Vote candidates will vie for that one spot in each league, and fans can vote up until Thursday on who they want to claim the final spot on each roster. In the NL, each candidate has an interesting case. Here is why each deserves a bid.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about McGehee is that he has driven in 53 runs while hitting only one long ball. While his power numbers can't compare with those of the other candidates, he's on pace to drive in nearly 100 runs this year regardless of the pop in his bat.
Morneau has been a revelation this year even as he is getting up there in age. He is showing no ill effects of time, and his overall production may be the best in this group.
Rendon has seemed to finally realize his potential this season and is deserving of an All-Star nod. His power numbers are exceptional for a second baseman, and based on his dominance at the position, it would make sense for him to get a chance to play in the Midsummer Classic.
Rizzo has broken out this season and while his average isn't stellar, he is on pace for over 30 home runs this season. If he does win this vote, it certainly won't be the last time he's included on an All-Star roster.
Upton has had a solid bounce-back season after a disappointing 2013 campaign, and an All-Star game appearance would make this season even more impressive for him. His power numbers are back where they should be, and he's about even with the other candidates -- it seems like it will be a tight race.
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