The Los Angeles Dodgers have a 2013 Opening Day payroll that is already over $200 million, so it should come as no surprise that their roster is littered with All-Star talent. With 11 players who have previously made at least one appearance in the Midsummer Classic, the Dodgers should lead the National League in All-Stars next season.
No one should expect all of L.A.’s former All-Stars to be playing in Citi Field next July, but most of them are still in their primes. Of that group, only Ted Lilly, who turns 37 in January, is definitely beyond his best years.
The other 10 players are all 32 years old or younger. All except Josh Beckett have been All-Stars within the past four seasons.
Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and Chad Billingsley are all returning from season-ending injuries. Their ability to earn All-Star votes will largely depend on how many games they miss and how quickly they return to top form.
Listed in reverse order from least-to-most likely to make the 2013 MLB All-Star team, here are 11 Dodgers who have a very good chance of playing in New York on July 16, 2013.