The Milwaukee Brewers have the best record in the National League and are off to their best 90-game start in team history. Yet, when the rosters for the MLB All-Star Game rosters were revealed Sunday night, the club had three players make it but none as a starter.
Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich, along with reliever Josh Hader, were named to the team as reserves. For Cain, it’s his second selection after going in 2015 with the Kansas City Royals, while Yelich and Hader are first-time selections.
As for first baseman Jesus Aguilar, who leads the NL in OPS, is tied for the NL lead in home runs and tied for third in RBI, he’s at the mercy of the fans as he’ll be part of MLB’s Final Vote. The other options for the NL team include San Francisco’s Brandon Belt, St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter, Los Angeles’ Max Muncy and Washington’s Trea Turner.
Three all-stars are the most Milwaukee has had on the roster since 2014.