3 Reds players on-pace to be All-Stars in 2023 through 30 games

Cincinnati Reds reliever Alexis Diaz
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3. Reds 2B Jonathan India is on-pace to be an All-Star in 2023.

You could make a strong case that Nick Senzel deserves this spot over Jonathan India, but let's see if the former first-round pick can maintain his hot streak beyond just one week before we go jumping on the bandwagon.

India, however, looks like the player he was two years ago when he took home NL Rookie of the Year honors. After an injury-plagued season that saw the University of Florida alum attempt change himself into a power-hitter, India has returned to the speedy leadoff hitter than the Reds need him to be.

There's concerns over India's defense at second base, as the 26-year-old has -3 defensive runs saved and -1 outs above average this season, but he's making the routine plays at the keystone and has a higher fielding percentage than the past two seasons combined. India may never be an elite fielder at second base, but he can impact the game in so many other ways.

One of which is his speed on the base paths. India already has more stolen bases this season than he did all of last year and he's only been thrown out once. By the way, that call should have been overturned.

Jonathan India has cut down on his strikeouts, bumped up his walk-rate, and just looks more comfortable this season. India will have plenty of competition for a starting spot in the All-Star Game with the likes of Luis Arraez, Jeff McNeil, and Ozzie Albies also playing second base, but he's more than up for the competition.

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