Scooter Gennett's rapid ascension to Brewer stardom continued today, as the Brewers announced he'll be the subject of a bobblehead given to all fans at Miller Park on June 29. The day had been previously scheduled as Norichika Aoki Bobblehead Day before he was traded to the Royals.
This is a pretty remarkable honor for Gennett, who has appeared in just 69 MLB games. He hit .324/.356/.479 in 230 plate appearances in 2013 and is being treated as the clear frontrunner to win the second base job for Opening Day. The Brewers' marketing team now has to hope he continues to play to his potential: This could be a somewhat embarrassing promotion if the team ends up replacing him in the lineup or sending him back to AAA before this point.
Gennett's bobble will be one of eight the Brewers give away this season. Other subjects include Carlos Gomez, Kyle Lohse, a "vintage Brewer," Robin Yount, the Chorizo, Jean Segura and a "Fan's Choice" selection.