National League fWAR All Star Game roster

The Diamondbacks have played exceptionally well this season. And according to fWAR, they have three All Stars.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (50-31) are hot this season and currently hold a Wildcard spot. Arizona’s roster has been built around Paul Goldschmidt and Zack Grienke, both of whom have made it into the NL’s fWAR All Star game roster.

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The Diamondbacks currently occupy one of the wildcard berths. (Courtesy of Baseball Hot Corner)

While most people expected the Dbacks to compete for a playoff berth this season, not projected them to be posting a .617 winning percentage halfway through the season — even though they’re in the middle of three-game losing streak. Arizona’s pitching staff is a major reason that they’ve had so much success this season as they’re currently holding a FIP of 3.52 (and an ERA of 3.44), while also holding opposing hitters to a low batting average of .222 against them. The Diamondbacks have two pitchers, one reliever and one starter, in our NL fWAR All Star game roster.

For our NL fWAR All Star roster, the top two first, second, and third basemen, along with the top two shortstops and designated; six outfielders, starting, and relief pitchers made our roster. Also included is a small sample of the players performance during the 2015 season, for batters with more than 150 plate appearances we’re looking at their BA/OBP/SLG; for qualified pitchers — more than 25 innings pitched — it’s their ERA/FIP/xFIP.

POSITION PLAYERS

Player Name Team AVG/OBP/SLG fWAR

CATCHERS

Buster Posey San Francisco Giants .341/.418/.526 3.0
Yasmani Grandal Los Angeles Dodgers .264/.317/.456 1.9

FIRST BASE

Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks .317/.433/.586 3.8
Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds .311/.424/.622 3.6

SECOND BASE

Josh Harrison Pittsburgh Pirates .295/.376/.458 2.4
Daniel Murphy Washington Nationals .336/.389/.573 2.3

SHORTSTOP

Corey Seager Los Angeles Dodgers .294/.397/.498 3.1
Zack Cozart Cincinnati Reds .323/.405/.561 2.9

THIRD BASE

Anthony Rendon Washington Nationals .295/.398/.552 3.3
Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs .264/.395/.520 2.7

OUTFIELD

Bryce Harper Washington Nationals .313/.421/.578 3.2
Marcell Ozuna Miami Marlins .313/.375/.559 2.6
Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies .289/.367/.581 2.5
Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers .326/.369/.570 2.4
Michael Conforto New York Mets .277/.353/.487 2.2
Adam Duvall Cincinnati Reds .290/.398/.515 2.1

Designated Hitter

Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies .294/.347/.550 2.6
Jake Lamb Arizona Diamondbacks .256/.374/.426 2.3

* Because no NL players are listed as a DH on Fangraphs, these two players are the two highest fWAR totals that are not already on the roster.

PITCHERS

Player Name Team ERA/FIP/xFIP fWAR

STARTING PITCHER

Max Scherzer Washington Nationals 2.06/2.72/3.21 3.8
Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 2.32/3.23/2.85 2.9
Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals 3.51/3.09/3.28 2.7
Carlos Martinez St. Louis Cardinals 2.88/3.24/3.48 2.7
Zack Grienke Arizona Diamondbacks 3.08/3.29/3.16 2.6
Jimmy Nelson Milwaukee Brewers 3.43/3.26/3.38 2.5

RELIEF PITCHER

Kenley Jansen Los Angeles Dodgers 0.79/0.58/2.04 2.1
Corey Knebel Milwaukee Brewers 1.13/2.10/2.71 1.7
Felipe Rivero Pittsburgh Pirates 0.86/2.42/2.87 1.2
Pat Neshek Philadelphia Phillies 0.57/2.03/3.48 1.2
Wade Davis Chicago Cubs 1.93/1.78/2.66 1.2
Greg Holland Colorado Rockies 1.48/2.31/3.65 1.1

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