The Cincinnati Reds are entering the break as one of the hottest teams in baseball and have several deserving All-Star candidates. Cincinnati has gone 20-10 over its past 30 games, improving its record to 43-39.
The cast representing the Reds at the 2014 All-Star Game will have a different look this season. Cincinnati's usual suspects of Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto will all likely be watching the game at home.
Only one of the Reds' five candidates on this list has appeared in an All-Star Game. While it is unlikely that all five of these players make it, each player has made a strong case to be included.
These players are ranked from least likely to make it to guaranteed to make it. Johnny Cueto is a mortal lock, but Devin Mesoraco and the others are on the bubble and could fall either way.
Here are the Reds' top five All-Star Game candidates.