All-Star Update: Dodgers Fail To Have Any Elected Starters

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first place in the NL West, sitting at 46-37 heading into a four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Despite their success, the Dodgers were struggling to get votes for their players to be starters in the All-Star Game. While Adrian Gonzalez began the voting process in first place, he was quickly passed by Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks and never caught up. Howie Kendrick and Yasmani Grandal found themselves in the top-five at times, but never seriously threatened anyone ahead of them, and Joc Pederson was hovering around in the top-10.

With the final votes being counted, the Dodgers had zero players elected as a starter via MLB PR:

Gonzalez fell to third place, coinciding with a bit of a cold streak that he has recently turned around. Grandal remained in the top-five, while Pederson dropped to seventh.

While none of the Dodgers were elected as starters, they still have a chance to make the All-Star team. The pitchers and reserves will be announced on Monday, and the Dodgers are expected to have representatives.

Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen all have a chance to be elected to the NL team, with Greinke having the best chance as he leads the league with a 1.48 ERA. Pederson, Grandal and Gonzalez have the best chance to make the team, leaving Kendrick and Justin Turner an outside possibility.

If Pederson makes the team, he said he would participate in the Home Run Derby if asked. He would become the second Dodger to participate in as many years. Yasiel Puig failed to hit any home runs last season.


Written by Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.


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