This evening, the All-Star rosters were revealed for both teams for next week’s All-Star Game in San Diego. Though several Brewers had cases to make the team, the Brewers only ended up with one representative. Jonathan Lucroy was named to the team as a reserve catcher. This is Lucroy’s second All-Star game appearance, after appearing in his first two years ago.
Though he has cooled down lately, Lucroy is still one of the Brewers best players this year. He has posted a batting line of .296/.355/.484 with 10 home runs and 39 RBI. His 118 wRC+ is 3rd among qualified catchers, and his 2.1 fWAR is fourth.
Meanwhile, Buster Posey beat Yadier Molina for the starting catcher spot in the National League. Posey is having a great year and deserved the starting catcher spot. Meanwhile, Molina will miss the team as Lucroy and Ramos were chosen as the reserves at catcher. The biggest snub at catcher is J.T. Realmuto, who many have lost out on a spot due to every team needing one representative.
While no other Brewers were named directly to the team, Ryan Braun will have a chance to make the team via the Final Vote. He is one of five candidates along with Brandon Belt of the Giants, Jake Lamb of the Diamondbacks, Starling Marte of the Pirates, and Trevor Story of the Rockies. Voting for the Final Vote candidate is open until Friday at 3 pm.