Diamondbacks at Rangers: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
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Jun 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock runs home to score in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

2-A.J. Pollock

So how does a first-time All-Star celebrate his selection? Hopefully, by helping his team end the first half with a bang. Pollock had a great homestand and is hitting .417 over his last five games with three extra base hits and a couple of stolen bases. In fact, with 10 home runs and 18 steals, Pollock has a chance at the 20-20 mark, numbers that you don’t see very often in today’s Major League Baseball. His batting average is back over .300 after dipping below that magic number toward the end of June.