Marlins outfielders Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton have both been named to the 2017 MLB National League All-Star Team.
Both players will get to play in front of their home fans in this year’s All-Star Game at Marlins Park in Miami.
For Ozuna, it is his second all-star selection. The outfielder was also selected as a starter for last season’s game. In Stanton’s case, it is his fourth all-star selection. The slugger also appeared in the midsummer classic in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Ozuna was voted in by the fans and he made a surge up the voting boards near the end of voting, moving up into the third starting starting spot during the final update. The 26 year old has put together an incredible first half, hitting .316 with 22 home runs and 59 RBI through 80 games for the Fish.
Stanton, on the other hand, was selected by the players after another powerful first half. He is hitting .266 with 21 home runs and an offensive WAR of 1.9 through 80 games. Stanton will also appear in the Home Run Derby after winning the competition at Petco Park last year.
Justin Bour also made a strong case for the All-Star Team, but he was initially left off the roster. However, Bour was named to the Final Vote ballot, which also includes Kris Bryant, Justin Turner, Anthony Rendon and Mark Reynolds. Bour hit .285 through 80 games this season and has mashed 18 home runs.
It will be tough for Bour to get in, however, as the other four candidates come from teams with huge fan bases that are in the thick of the playoff race. The big left-handed hitter would probably have a better chance if he selected to the team as a replacement for someone who is injured.