Phillies: 3 players who could make the All-Star team

MIAMI, FL - MAY 2: Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by teammates after leaving the game in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 2, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 2: Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by teammates after leaving the game in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 2, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 10: Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single in the fifth inning during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park on May 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 6-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /

Odubel Herrera

No hitter in baseball has been as consistent this season than Odubel Herrera, who leads the league with a 41-game on-base streak, the fifth-longest in Phillies history. Coaches always said Herrera could someday contend for a batting title, which is exactly what he’s doing 39 games into the season.

Herrera leads the National League with a .360 batting average, just .02% behind Boston’s Mookie Betts for the best in baseball. He’s got the third-best on-base percentage in the National League (second among outfielders), second in the National League in hits with 50, and first among National League hitters with a 2.1 WAR.

Simply said, Herrera is not just a candidate to represent Philadelphia for a second time, but a candidate to start behind Nola in centerfield during the All-Star game.

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