5 Chicago Cubs Who Have Played Like All-Stars So Far In 2016

By Bryan Zarpentine

No team in baseball has been more impressive or more dominant this season than the Chicago Cubs. They have been a near-unstoppable force and have catapulted to the top of the NL Central. One byproduct of that success is likely to be a healthy number of Cubs on the National League All-Star team this year. Here are five players who look the part of an All-Star at this point in the season.

5 Chicago Cubs Who Have Played Like All-Stars So Far In 2016
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5. Kris Bryant

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There have been no signs of a sophomore slump from Bryant. The reigning Rookie of the Year is hitting .295 with a slugging percentage at an even .500. He's tied for second on the team in home runs and looks poised for his second All-Star selection.

5. Kris Bryant

There have been no signs of a sophomore slump from Bryant. The reigning Rookie of the Year is hitting .295 with a slugging percentage at an even .500. He's tied for second on the team in home runs and looks poised for his second All-Star selection.

4. Dexter Fowler

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Forget just being an All-Star; Fowler could be the MVP at this rate, as he is miles above his career numbers with an OPS over 1.000. Fowler will start the All-Star Game if he keeps this up, as he's arguably been the Cubs' best player this season.

4. Dexter Fowler

Forget just being an All-Star; Fowler could be the MVP at this rate, as he is miles above his career numbers with an OPS over 1.000. Fowler will start the All-Star Game if he keeps this up, as he's arguably been the Cubs' best player this season.

3. Anthony Rizzo

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Rizzo is making an excellent case for being the best first baseman in baseball. He already has a team-high 10 home runs and 28 RBIs, and he's third in the National League in OPS. Barring injury, he'll definitely be an All-Star starter this year.

3. Anthony Rizzo

Rizzo is making an excellent case for being the best first baseman in baseball. He already has a team-high 10 home runs and 28 RBIs, and he's third in the National League in OPS. Barring injury, he'll definitely be an All-Star starter this year.

2. Jon Lester

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Even based on his high standards, Lester is having an outstanding year. He has an ERA under two through his first seven starts of the season and is having an amazing second season in Chicago that is bound to include a spot on the All-Star team.

2. Jon Lester

Even based on his high standards, Lester is having an outstanding year. He has an ERA under two through his first seven starts of the season and is having an amazing second season in Chicago that is bound to include a spot on the All-Star team.

1. Jake Arrieta

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Arrieta is approaching a full calendar year of being unhittable. His ERA is a ridiculous 1.13 through his first seven starts of the season, and at this point, it'd be the shock of the century if he wasn't the National League's starting pitcher.

1. Jake Arrieta

Arrieta is approaching a full calendar year of being unhittable. His ERA is a ridiculous 1.13 through his first seven starts of the season, and at this point, it'd be the shock of the century if he wasn't the National League's starting pitcher.

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