The first place Los Angeles Dodgers will send four players to the MLB All Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15th.
Yasiel Puig, the all-everything RF, was voted on by the fans to start for the National League in Right Field. Puig received over 4M votes from fans around the world. This is Puig’s first All Star selection. Last year Puig was nearly voted in by the fans in the final man vote, despite only playing 30 plus MLB games. He eventually fell to the Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman.
National League manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals, along with his fellow coaches and players from around the league, selected Dodgers starting pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke on to the All Star team, as well as Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon.
Kershaw, 26, will be making his 4th consecutive All Star team. The last Dodger to make four consecutive All Star teams was Mike Piazza. There is a chance that Kershaw will get the starting nod for the first time in his career, though Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals and Johnny Cueto of the Cincinnati Reds have to be considered the favorites.
Greinke, 30, will be making his second All Star team and his first as a member of the National League.
Gordon, 26, will also be making his first appearance in the All Star game and what a surprise it has been that he even the every day second baseman, let alone an All Star. Gordon is hitting over .300 on the season and leads the MLB with 42 stolen bases.
The Dodgers are current 51-40 and .5 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West standings.