This marks the second consecutive season that the Dodgers have had four All-Star representatives (2014: Dee Gordon, Greinke, Kershaw, Puig) and if Kershaw were to win the Final Vote, the club's five All-Stars would be its most since 1995 (Raul Mondesi, Hideo Nomo, Jose Offerman, Mike Piazza, Todd Worrell).
Gonzalez was selected to his fifth-career All-Star Game (also: 2008, '09, '10, '11) and first as a Dodger, with a .291 batting average, 15 homers (T-7th, NL) and 50 RBI (10th, NL) in 82 games. Gonzalez also ranks third in the NL with 23 doubles and places eighth with a .518 slugging percentage. He is the first Dodger first baseman to earn an All-Star selection since Nomar Garciaparra in 2006.
Grandal earned his first-career All-Star selection, batting .271 and ranking among NL catchers in on-base percentage (.384, 1st), slugging percentage (.497, 2nd), home runs (12, 2nd) and walks (37, 1st) in 64 games. He is the first Dodger catcher to be recognized as an All-Star since Russell Martin in 2008.
Greinke was named to his second consecutive and third-career All-Star team (also: 2009, '14), and could be the first Dodger pitcher to start an All-Star Game since Brad Penny in 2006. He has fired 27.2 scoreless innings in his last four starts and leads the Majors with a 1.48 ERA, while going 7-2 in 17 starts. Greinke also ranks among the NL leaders in winning percentage (.778, 7-2, 2nd), innings pitched (115.1, 2nd), opponents' batting average (.200, 4th) and WHIP (0.89, 2nd).
Pederson will be the first Dodger rookie All-Star since Hideo Nomo in 1995 and the first rookie position player to earn a selection since Mike Piazza in 1993. His 20 home runs are the second most ever for an NL rookie before the All-Star break, behind only the 21 hit by Dave Kingman (1972, SF) and Albert Pujols (2001, STL), and are tied for the fifth most in the NL this year. Pederson also ranks among the NL leaders in walks (56, 3rd), on-base percentage (.372, 12th) and slugging percentage (.504, 10th) in 82 games. In addition to Nomo and Piazza, the only other Dodgers to earn a rookie All-Star selection were Don Newcombe (1949), Fernando Valenzuela (1981) and Steve Sax (1982).
Kershaw is seeking his fifth consecutive All-Star selection (2011-14) and has made a strong All-Star push by posting a 1.78 ERA (11 ER/55.2 IP) in his last eight starts since May 26. Though his record sits below .500 at 5-6 in 17 starts, he leads the Majors with 147 strikeouts and ranks among the NL's best in innings pitched (114.0, 3rd), opponents' batting average (.216, 8th) and WHIP (1.04, 8th).
Fans can now begin to vote an unlimited number of times for Kershaw to be the final player selected to the National League's 34-man roster via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. Voting is available online at Dodgers.com/vote and, in addition to the web, fans can use their mobile phones to cast votes via text message. To receive the ballot, text the word "VOTE" to 89269 or to vote for a specific player, fans can text the choice to 89269 (Kershaw: N3). Standard message and data rates may apply. Text "STOP" to end and "HELP" for information. Mobile voting in Canada also is available and fans should text their choices to 101010.
For the fourth consecutive year, the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote will include social balloting, as Twitter support from the 10 candidates' fans over the last six hours of balloting will count toward their final vote totals. From 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT on Friday, July 10, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag (Kershaw: #MVPtoASG) will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the American League and National League winners.