One former Brewer and one current Brewer have won the All-Star final vote.
Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Mariners shortstop Jean Segura will be headed to Washington, D.C. for the MLB All-Star Game next week.
In the American League Final Vote, Segura beat out Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton, Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario, and Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Segura has hit .329 in 85 games for the Mariners this year.
As great as it is to see Segura win on the American League side, it would have been downright criminal if Aguilar was left off the All-Star roster. He has been one of the best power hitters in all of baseball this year for a first place team, yet it took until the final hour for him to make the roster.
Milwaukee #Brewers 1B Jesus Aguilar not only should be in the All-Star Game, but be in the Home Run Derby, too. The dude is leading the National League with 23 homers, and is hitting .302 with 63 RBI and a .631 slugging percentage. What more does a fella have to do?— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 11, 2018
Aguilar is hitting .302 and leading the National League in homers with 23, in addition to driving in 63 RBI and slugging .631 while showing off improved defense at first base. He should be in contention for the National League Most Improved Player award at season's end.
In the National League Final Vote, Aguilar defeated Giants first baseman Brandon Belt, Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy, Nationals shortstop Trea Turner, and Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter.
While the Mariners have had a great first half, the Brewers' rise to the top of the National League Central has been one of baseball's best stories this year. In a crowded division with the Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, the Brewers have somehow managed to play their way to the best record in the Senior Circuit.
The Brewers will send four players to the All-Star Game this year, with outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich and pitcher Josh Vader joining Aguilar.