The Milwaukee Brewers haven’t had many players who have had all-star season’s this year. While I have written that I feel Ryan Braun should be named an National League starter, there are not many other deserving players on the roster. But the American League is already loaded with former Brewers’ stars. Here is a look at the team’s former players who are starting in the AL.
Lorenzo Cain-Kansas City Royals
Cain, a former Brewers outfield prospect, has seemingly gotten better with each year as a Royal. Not only does he cover ground with the best of them in the outfield, but he has developed into an offensive star, too. Currently Cain is first among American League outfielders in batting average, second among center fielders in OPS and third in hits. He was on display last October and has continued to get better this season.
Nelson Cruz-Seattle Mariners
Cruz was brought to Seattle to bring power to the lineup and he hasn’t failed at all at doing just that. He is third in the American League in home runs and second among outfielders in batting average. With each swing he is proving that last season’s power surge was no fluke.
Alcides Escobar-Kansas City Royals
Perhaps least deserving of the group is Escobar. The Royals shortstop is currently batting .274 with two home runs and a .670 OPS, but he has been stellar in the field. As another big piece in the Zack Greinke trade, Escobar continues to be a key part of the Royals continued success.
Prince Fielder to Start?
A fourth former Brewers should also be expected to see his way into the AL lineup, as Prince Fielder is putting up MVP-type numbers this season. Though he isn’t putting up the same type of power that he has in the past, he has been the driving force in the Rangers lineup all year as he is proving again that he is one of the best hitters in all of the MLB.