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A Look At The Nationals On The All-Star Ballot

On Wednesday, Phase 1 of the MLB All-Star Game ballot opened for fans to vote for the American and National League rosters for the 2024 MLB All-Star Game that will be played on Tuesday, July 16th in Arlington, TX.

The nine Nationals players who are currently on the ballot for each position are first baseman Joey Gallo, second baseman Luis Garcia Jr., third baseman Nick Senzel, shortstop C.J. Abrams, catcher Keibert Ruiz, outfielders Eddie Rosario, Lane Thomas, and Jacob Young, and designated hitter Jesse Winker.

Out of all these Nats players, the one who is most likely to make the All-Star roster is Abrams. In fact, he might be the only one to make the roster. Abrams has lived up to expectations this season as he is currently batting .246 with 26 RBIs and leads the ballclub with nine home runs and 55 hits.

Thomas could have been considered an All-Star before the season, but he struggled with inconsistency early on and was out for a month due to a sprained MCL. Nevertheless, he remains a fan favorite on the team and could see some votes go his way.

Winker isn’t doing too bad at the moment, as he currently has a team-leading .363 OBP. The first-year National also has a .250 batting average, as well as six home runs, 28 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases. Regardless, he likely won’t get in.

Meneses, another fan favorite in the past, also struggled early on in 2024, but seems to have regained his form at the moment. He currently leads the team with 30 RBIs and has a .236 batting average, but his two only home runs have made him more of a disappointment.

Coming off an excellent 2023 season, Garcia has exceeded expectations again this year as he currently bats a team-leading .266 with five home runs and 26 RBIs. Still, that likely won’t be enough to make the All-Star roster.

Rosario is another new Nats player who has been inconsistent, but has shown some flashes at times. He currently has seven home runs and 20 RBIs, but his .181 batting average is not enough for him to be an All-Star.

Young may not have the best batting stats on the team, but he has proven himself to be an incredible baserunner. He leads Washington with 17 stolen bases, so that has to mean something, right?

Ruiz also looked strong during the 2023 season, but has not lived up to expectations in 2024, as he currently has only three home runs and 13 RBIs, so he’s out of the picture.

Senzel is another new addition to the Nationals and is currently batting .236 and slugging .409 with a .345 OBP., but he isn’t a notable name to make the NL roster this year.

Finally, Gallo has been an absolute flop in his first year in Washington, as he leads the team with 65 strikeouts at the plate along with a .164 batting average, so he is definitely out of the picture.

Despite mainly one of these players likely making the All-Star roster, Nationals fans will still have a chance to vote five times a day until June 27th when Phase 1 of voting closes.

Harry Lichtman
Harry Lichtmanhttps://mlbreport.com/
Washington Nationals Beat Reporter | Frostburg State University Class of 2018 | Resident of Potomac, MD


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