Entering Wednesday's action, LaRoche is among the league leaders in batting average, on-base percentage and walks. Meanwhile, Rendon's 12 home runs and 48 RBIs are two of the top totals in all of baseball for second basemen.
"I'm excited for those guys," catcher Wilson Ramos said. "They've had a really good season. I get excited when somebody on this team makes the All-Star Game. Every player wants to do it. I want to one day be in the All-Star Game, but I have to play hard. Those guys play hard and now they may make the All-Star team. I'm excited for that."
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15 on FOX.
Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.