2. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr
Speaking of potentially making their first-career All-Star appearance, that conversation cannot be made this season without mentioning Miami Marlins 24-year-old superstar Jazz Chisholm Jr.
The current MLB leader in triples with four, Chisholm is currently slashing .251/.306/.543 for the year with 12 home runs, 40 RBI’s, and 10 stolen bases (stats as of Monday, June 13). Well on his way to career-high’s across the board, the numbers certainly stick out for the Miami Marlins second baseman, but how do they compare to rest of the National League?
Well, looking at those three statistical categories in particular, Chisholm is certainly in the mix at the top in multiple this season:
- Home Runs (12) – T-10th in NL, T-20th in MLB, 1st in NL among 2B, T-1st in MLB among 2B
- RBI (40) – 8th in NL, T-13th in MLB, 1st in NL among 2B, 2nd in MLB among 2B
- Stolen Bases (10) – 6th in NL, T-14th in MLB, 2nd in NL among 2B, T-2nd in MLB among 2B
Could Chisholm be the potential National League starter at second base? Time will tell, but it’s clear that the 24-year-old is on track to potentially make his first-career All-Star appearance in 2022.