National League All-Star Roster 2013: Paul Goldschmidt and Patrick Corbin make the team


Jul 5, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) hits an RBI double during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday night, the 2013 MLB All-Star Game rosters were announced and two Arizona Diamondbacks players made the team. Those two players were first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and starting pitcher Patrick Corbin. Both players are first time selections to the All-Star Game.

Goldschmidt and Corbin deserve to go to the All-Star Game because these two have helped lead the charge and keep the Diamondbacks in first place in the NL West. Goldschmidt leads the National League in RBIs with 71 and many consider him to be a MVP candidate. Patrick Corbin, on the other hand, is being considered a Cy Young candidate. So far this season, Corbin is 9-1 with a 2.49 ERA and those are astonishing numbers.

If wasn’t for New York Mets starting ace Matt Harvey having a great season, Corbin would most likely of been the starter for the National League in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said about his two All-Star players, “It is a great honor. They’ll have a great time being there and having a chance to perform. Meeting some of their enemies. It will be a cool experience for them.”

Diamondback fans could enjoy home run derby as Goldschmidt might participate, if asked by National League captain and New York Mets third baseman David Wright.

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