MLB’s Communications Twitter account has released the 2018 All-Star Game Ballot. The ballots let fans see which players they can select on their team before voting open at 11 a.m. CT on Friday, June 1. This year’s All-Star Game takes place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. on July 17.
Fan balloting for the 2018 @AllStarGame will begin at 12:00 pm ET on Friday via the 2018 @CampingWorld MLB All-Star Ballot. Fans can vote at https://t.co/7b16TAwzW0, all 30 Club web sites, & the MLB At Bat & Ballpark mobile apps for a chance to win a 2019 Freedom Elite Motorhome. pic.twitter.com/HMzkBRLUbU— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) May 30, 2018
For the Milwaukee Brewers, the ballot is missing some of the team’s most regular players. At first base, fans can vote for Eric Thames over Jesus Aguilar. The reasoning adds up, as the ballots are put together a few weeks before they’re released. Before the injury, any reasonable fan would likely assume they would pick between Thames or Ryan Braun.
Through the rest of the infield, fans can pick Jonathan Villar at second, Orlando Arcia at shortstop, Travis Shaw at third, with Manny Pína at catcher.
The outfield portion of the ballot has Ryan Braun, Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich for the Brewers, leaving Domingo Santana off.
Milwaukee’s most likely All-Stars are likely out of the bullpen. Unfortunately (or fortunately), fans can’t select pitchers. I would be surprised to see Josh Hader left out, and Jeremy Jeffress definitely deserves to be in Washington D.C. in July. Otherwise, arguments can be made for some of the Crew’s offensive players, but no stand out when held up to the rest of the league.