You all know the rules: At least one player from every team must be included. And in the case of the Nationals, there's not really a slam-dunk choice.
The most-obvious possibility is Drew Storen, who has successfully converted 15 of 16 save opportunities and earlier this year had a 21-inning scoreless streak. But there are no shortage of top closers in the NL, and Storen could easily get left out of the mix.
Danny Espinosa has been one of the most-productive second basemen in the league, and he's also played sparkling defense. But how much has the rest of the sport been paying attention to Espinosa? And will the decision-makers be able to overlook his .212 batting average?
No one the NL has been hotter at the plate over the last month-plus than Michael Morse, who is batting .358 with a 1.086 OPS since May 1. But Morse, who spent plenty of time on the bench in late-April and early-May, doesn't even have enough plate appearances to qualify for the league leaderboard. And first baseman in the NL is loaded with some of the sport's premier talent, from Albert Pujols to Prince Fielder to Joey Votto to Ryan Howard.
If you're trying to figure out what member of the Nationals roster has most consistently performed this season, there's no question it's Tyler Clippard. The right-hander boasts a 1.86 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings. He makes batters swing and miss more than any other reliever in the majors, and he's stranded 80 percent of his inherited runners this season. But All-Star middle relievers and set-up men are the rarest of the rares, and most who have been honored in recent years are lefty specialists. So the odds are stacked against Clippard.
Someone, though, has to get the nod. Perhaps it will become clearer over the next three weeks. If you had to choose today, though, who would you pick?
Check out the poll in the top right corner of the page, make your pick and see what everyone else has to say.