We did it! The MLB has announced it’s Final Vote winners and Jesús Aguilar is headed to Washington D.C. as the Milwaukee Brewers’ fourth All-Star for only the fifth time in team history. Aguilar received 20.2 million votes to send him to the Midsummer Classic. That’s the second highest total in Final Vote history, behind only Justin Turner’s 20.8 million last year.
Jesús joins Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain and Josh Hader at this year’s game. The last time Milwaukee sent four players to the All-Star Game was 2014 when Carlos Gomez, Aramis Ramirez, Jonathan Lucroy and Francisco Rodriguez went as Brewers.
Let’s be honest, the All-Star first baseman (saying that just feels good) should have won been in the game from the beginning. Right now, he leads the National League in home runs, slugging and OPS. Baseball Reference gives him a 2.8 WAR.
Old friend Jean Segura was selected as the AL Final Vote All-Star. The shortstop has been nothing short of phenomenal since joining the Seattle Mariners. It’s nice to see what a change of scenery can do for him.
It will be interesting to see how involved Aguilar is in this year’s matchup between the NL and AL. He’s certainly deserving to be in the Home Run Derby on top of the game itself.
The Brewers potentially could have more representatives in the 2018 All-Star Game. Sean Doolittle will no longer be on the roster after the Washington Nationals placed him on the DL. Could Milwaukee have a fifth man in Jeremy Jeffress headed to DC? Milwaukee has never had five players representing them at the game.
Statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference