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Philadelphia Phillies Lone All-Star

The Philadelphia Phillies lone All-Star is Nick Castellanos who will be a reserve player for the NL. Castellanos currently has a team leading .316 batting average. In addition Castellanos has 12 HR which is second on the team behind Kyle Schwarber and 54 RBI tied for the most on the team with Alec Bohm. This will be the second time Castellanos has been named an All-Star. After Bryce Harper advanced to the final round of voting for starters the team ends up with Castellanos as the one All-Star. Each team is guaranteed to have at least one player named to the All-Star roster.

Harper has a .293 batting average with 3 HR and 22 RBI in 51 games this season. Furthermore Harper lost to J.D. Martinez in fan voting to be the starting designated hitter for the NL. No other Phillies player advanced to the final round of fan voting. Additionally the starters are selected by the fans while the reserves are selected by players and coaches. According to the roster announcement Castellanos was voted into the All-Star Game by the players. The Phillies are one of the 16 teams currently slated to send one player to Seattle for the All-Star Game. That is subject to change depending on the need for injury replacements.

History Of Phillies Staff Coaching The All-Star Game

Since the Phillies made the World Series last season their staff will coach the NL team. Manager Rob Thomson will be managing the All-Star Game for the first time. The most recent time a Phillies staff coached the NL team it resulted in a AL win streak ending. That was in 2010 when the NL beat the AL for the first time since 1996. This year the NL looks to beat the AL for the first time since 2012. All time Phillies managers have a 6-1 record coaching the NL team in the All-Star Game. The one loss came in the 2009 All-Star Game. Thomson will be the seventh different Phillies manager to manage the NL team in the All-Star Game.


Photo Credit- Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Players Mentioned- Nick Castellanos, J.D. Martinez, Kyle Schwarber, Alec Bohm, Bryce Harper


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