2011 National League All-Stars: B to W

July, 4, 2011
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A "B-to-W look" at some notable 2011 National League All-Stars. You can view the entire NL All-Star roster here:

Carlos Beltran, Mets: Fifth selection as member of Mets, second-most for a Mets outfielder (Darryl Strawberry, seven).

Lance Berkman, Cardinals: First Cardinals outfielder elected to start since Jim Edmonds in 2005.

Ryan Braun, Brewers: Elected to start for fourth straight season.

Starlin Castro, Cubs: First Cubs shortstop selected to NL All-Star team since Shawon Dunston (1990).

Tyler Clippard, Nationals: Second straight year the Nationals have had a pitcher selected, after not having had one picked from 2006-2009. Matt Capps was selected last season.

Prince Fielder, Brewers: Ended two-year run of elections by Albert Pujols; was also elected to start in 2007.

Roy Halladay
Halladay
Roy Halladay, Phillies: If Roy Halladay is selected to start the All-Star Game for the National League, he will become the fourth pitcher to make ASG starts for both leagues (Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Vida Blue).

Cole Hamels, Phillies: It’s the first time the Phillies have ever had three pitchers selected to an All-Star team (Halladay, Hamels, Cliff Lee).

Joel Hanrahan, Pirates: Third straight year Pirates have had a pitcher make it (Zach Duke, 2009; Evan Meek, 2010).

Matt Kemp, Dodgers: Second straight year a Dodgers outfielder has been elected to start (Andre Ethier, 2010).

Cliff Lee, Phillies: If Cliff Lee is selected to start the All-Star Game, he will be the 1st left-handed starter to start for the National League since Randy Johnson in 2001.

Tim Lincecum, Giants: Giants have four pitchers selected to the All-Star team for the first time.

Brian McCann: First Braves catcher elected to start since Javy Lopez in 2003. They are the only two Braves catchers elected by fan balloting since the current system took shape in 1970.

Placido Polanco, Phillies: First Phillies third baseman elected to start since Scott Rolen in 2002; ended two-year election run by David Wright.

Jose Reyes, Mets: Elected to start for third time; ends three-year election run at shortstop by Hanley Ramirez. Fourth All-Star selection, most for a shortstop in Mets history.

Gaby Sanchez, Marlins: First Marlins first baseman selected to All-Star team.

Ryan Vogelsong
Vogelsong
Ryan Vogelsong, Giants: Second player to be out of MLB for four full seasons and be selected to the All-Star team in his first season back. The other was pitcher Mickey Harris, who was out of MLB from 1942 to 1945 due to World War II (he was in the Air Force), then was selected as an All-Star as a member of the 1946 Red Sox.

Rickie Weeks, Brewers: Ends five-year election run at second base by Chase Utley. It’s the first time the Brewers have had three starters elected by fan voting (Fielder, Braun). He’s the first Brewers second baseman to make the All-Star team since Fernando Vina (1998).

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