7. Five Brewers Selected to All Star Team
One of the biggest representations of how good the Brewers first half was is how there were five All Stars selected from the team. Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain and Josh Hader made the original team, Jeremy Jeffress was an injury replacement even though his numbers clearly were deserving, and Jesus Aguilar was voted in by the fans in the “Final Vote”.
That Final Vote for Aguilar was incredible. He carried the team in the first half and many Brewers fans felt he was deserving of making the team outright, but he wasn’t on the initial ballot and needed to be written in. But it came down to a Final Vote ballot and Aguilar blew away the competition. His 20.2 million votes were the second most in the history of the Final Vote.
Five All Stars is the most the Brewers have ever had, and nobody would have ever predicted they would have this many. Yelich and Cain were pretty predictable, and Hader might’ve been predictable as well, but nobody expected Jeffress and Aguilar to have as big of an impact as they have had on this team, and they are two of the biggest reasons the team is where they are.