National League Starting 9

The fans would like to see an NL All-Star lineup with Buster Posey, Ozzie Albies, Brandon Crawford, Bryce Harper and Matt Kemp.

So, they may not like the lineup preferred by the stats:cheap nfl jerseys china

C: J.T. Realmuto, MIA (3.1 WAR)
1B: Freddie Freeman, ATL (3.4 WAR)
2B: Scooter Gennett, CIN (2.5 WAR)
3B: Nolan Arenado, COL (3.1 WAR)
SS: Trea Turner, WAS (2.7 WAR)
LF: Brandon Nimmo, NYM (2.6 WAR)
CF: Lorenzo Cain, MIL (3.7 WAR)
RF: Nick Markakis, ATL (2.6 WAR)
DH: Joey Votto, CIN (2.8 WAR)

Harper just isn’t having a great season despite his NL-high 19 homers. And while his offense has come roaring back to life, Kemp’s value is once again being undercut by his defense. Albies, meanwhile, has gone cold since a hot start.authentic nfl jerseys

As for Posey and Crawford, they’re just out of their depth compared to J.T. Realmuto and Trea Turner. The former is a quality defender who leads all catchers with a .916 OPS. The latter is getting it done at the plate (.753 OPS), on the bases (21 steals in 23 attempts) and in the field (10 defensive runs saved).

Regarding the rest of the lineup, Freddie Freeman and Nolan Arenado need no introduction. Neither does Joey Votto, whose NL-best .433 on-base percentage gives him the edge for DH duty.

At second base, Scooter Gennett is making his mark with an NL-high .332 average plus 13 home runs. And in the outfield, Brandon Nimmo, Lorenzo Cain and Nick Markakis are the best of a relatively weak crop.

Cain might be the best NL player at any position. He has an .832 OPS with eight homers and 16 steals in 19 attempts. He also leads all NL center fielders with 11 defensive runs saved.wholesale nfl jerseys

Lining up behind the NL’s starters should be:

C: Francisco Cervelli, PIT (2.1 WAR)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, ARI (2.7 WAR)
1B: Brandon Belt, SFG (2.6 WAR)
2B: Ozzie Albies, ATL (2.1 WAR)
3B: Eugenio Suarez, CIN (2.8 WAR)
3B: Travis Shaw, MIL (2.2 WAR)
3B: Max Muncy, LAD (2.1 WAR)
SS: Brandon Crawford, SFG (2.5 WAR)
OF: Christian Yelich, MIL (2.1 WAR)
OF: Odubel Herrera, PHI (2.1 WAR)
OF: Brian Anderson, MIA (2.0 WAR)

Albies and Crawford are indeed having fine seasons despite their failure to make the cut for the starting lineup. So is Eugenio Suarez, who would be a choice to DH if not for Votto’s expertise at the art of hitting.nfl jerseys wholesale

Paul Goldschmidt (.904 OPS) and Brandon Belt (.922 OPS) are two more NL first basemen who are raking. Also brandishing a rake is Max Muncy, who’s needed only 54 games to tally 15 homers and a .996 OPS. Those numbers are worthy of a wild-card spot over Javier Baez, who peaked early.

Also at third base, it’s past time for Travis Shaw to get some recognition. He broke out with an .862 OPS and 31 homers in 2017. He now has an .819 OPS and 14 homers and sports quality defense at the hot corner.

Christian Yelich is overdue for recognition as well, while Francisco Cervelli has taken the long road to his own recognition. The 32-year-old has become a surprise star with an .876 OPS and nine homers.nfl jerseys china

Last but not least, there are two outfielders from the National League East. Odubel Herrera has kicked his offense up several notches to an .863 OPS. Brian Anderson is hitting a solid .294/.369/.415, and he’s proved to be a better right fielder than he was a third baseman nfl wholesale jerseys.