Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was named to the National League All Star team on Monday night, joining Todd Frazier as representatives from the team that's hosting this year's contest.
This is the 4th time Chapman has been named to an All Star squad, as he's made each team since the 2011 season. The Reds closer has a 15.5 K/9 through 35.1 IP in 2015, and sports a 1.78 ERA with 16 saves.
Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, and ace Johnny Cueto had all been considered candidates to make this year's squad as well, yet neither position player was chosen by the players or managers to make the team. Cueto, however, is one of the five finalists for the final spot on the team (with Clayton Kershaw, Troy Tulowitzki, Jeurys Familia, and Carlos Martinez), which means that hopefully the same wave of Reds fans that pushed Frazier into the game with late votes will rally to get Cueto to the game in GABP next Tuesday night.