The Philadelphia Phillies currently have four all stars on the roster, the way I see it, and two of them put on a show last night in a victory over the Miami Marlins. Kyle Kendrick and Domonic Brown are having years worthy of all-star recognition and if they can keep producing at the level they have so far, they should absolutely be in the running for an all-star spot representing the National League. The four all-stars I see on the Phillies right now are Brown, Kendrick, Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon.
Let's start with Brown, who has become must-see television in not just Philadelphia but around Major League Baseball. The two-time NL Player of the Week and last month's Player of the Month did it again last night with another home run launched in to the stands in Citizens Bank Park. He currently leads the National League with 17 home runs -- three more than Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez and Atlanta's B.J. Upton -- and his 42 RBIs is in the top five in the league and leads all NL outfielders. There are other outfielders with a better batting average of course, but Brown's .291 batting average is climbing the leader boards and right in the company of guys like Ryan Braun, Hunter Pence, Andrew McCutchen and Bryce Harper. That is pretty solid company. Brown also leads all NL outfielders with a .592 slugging percentage.
If Brown can continue to have as fun a June as he did in May, Brown should absolutely be a lock for an all-star roster spot, and the push to land him in the starting line-up should officially be on by Phillies fans online and in the park. I feel pretty confident that even if Brown is not voted in by the fans, his chances of making the team are probably pretty decent if his bat stays this hot. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy would have some explaining to do if he did not include a player who could potentially be leading the league in home runs to his all-star roster.no comments