As the second half begins -- nice win by Tim Lincecum Thursday night -- FanGraphs is looking at 10 players who are essential to the stretch run in each league; on Thursday we focused on the AL. What follows is the National League edition.
MLB's second half has begun. Tim Lincecum started it off with a bang by the Bay, shutting down the Mets. But between now and October, who are the most important NL'ers? FanGraphs investigates, and likes Dexter Fowler, Buster Posey and more.