Odubel Herrera is the lone Phillie to rank among the top vote-getters on the All-Star ballot. As of Tuesday, he ranked 12th among NL outfielders with 263,903 votes. The starting NL outfield is likely set with Atlanta’s Nick Markakis, Washington’s Bryce Harper, and Los Angeles’s Matt Kemp holding the top three spots by a wide margin. With Herrera ranking more than 660,000 votes behind Kemp, he isn’t making the game as a starter.
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On the other hand, the odds of Herrera making his second All-Star Game as a reserve are good. He hit a slump after ending his on-base streak, but he is heating up again.
In Herrera’s last eight games, he has 17 hits with a 1.406 OPS. He has a home run in five straight games and six in his last seven. This recent hot streak has brought his overall line this year to .308/.362/.507 with a 136 wRC+.
He ranked fifth among NL outfielders in wins above replacement with 2.1 on Friday, putting him right in line to become a reserve outfielder.