Starter: Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
Backups: Anthony Rizzo, Cubs; Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers
Goldschmidt trails only Bryce Harper with his 1.102 OPS and leads the NL with a .354 average, .470 onbase percentage, 57 runs and 64 walks. On a contender, he’s an MVP candidate. At 25, Rizzo is the most advanced of a slew of talented Cubs hitters, with a league-leading 24 doubles, a .406 OBP and .955 OPS.