The National League All-Star voting updates have been released, and the Dodgers are making themselves known in the outfield. Of the top ten outfielders in the NL, the Dodgers are represented by three.
Cody Bellinger leads all NL players in All-Star votes. Among outfielders, Bellinger is #1, Joc Pederson is #4, Alex Verdugo is #9 … and Bryce Harper is #10. #Dodgers
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) June 11, 2019
Who would have guessed at the start of the season that the Dodgers had an outside chance of three starts in the outfield by the time Major League Baseball’s All-Star game rolled around? But that’s exactly where we are, spearheaded by Cody Bellinger‘s exceptional performance.
Bellinger, despite being in the midst of a mini-slump, is still slashing .353/.446/.685 with 20 home runs and 54 runs driven in. Joc Pederson, number 4 in voting, is slashing .247/.349/.599 with 18 home runs of his own. Rookie Alex Verdugo rounds out their top 3, hitting .287/.342/.449 and coming up in some big situations.
The Dodgers’ offense as a whole has been pretty ridiculous, but their strength has definitely been in the outfield production. They are hitting a combined .268 with 45% of the team’s home runs coming from those 3 positions.
The Dodgers also expect to be well represented on their pitching staff, with several candidates in their starting rotation.
All-Star voting closes on June 21st at 1 p.m. Pacific Time.
An interesting note: Alex Verdugo has more votes than Bryce Harper as of today.