The return of a full 162-game season brought back plenty of exciting things for Brewers fans. There was the return of fans to the stands, which increases to full capacity later this month. There was the return of the team’s minor league affiliates. And there is once again an MLB All-Star game.
One of the best parts about the All-Star game for any sport is the chance to vote one of your team’s players into the game. Today, voting officially opened, meaning Brewers fans can try to give their favorite players a chance to attend the midsummer classic.
As usual, fans only are able to vote for position players, not pitchers, and Brewers fans can vote for only Milwaukee players if they choose to do so. With how the offense has been at times, though, actually getting a position player to the All-Star game will be a tough task.
Here are three Brewers position players who have a chance to make it and could really use your All-Star vote!
1. C Omar Narvaez
Let’s start with the team’s most consistent offensive threat for the 2021 season so far. Catcher Omar Narvaez has rebounded from what would generously be described as a nightmare 2020 season to become a pleasant surprise at the plate on most nights for the Brewers.
Narvaez is currently sitting on a .302/.383/457 slash line, worlds better than the .176/.294/.269 that he put up in 2020. His batting average and on base percentage would both set new career highs, as would his 130 OPS+ and 133 wRC+.
Among fellow National League backstops with at least 100 plate appearances, his 1.5 fWAR ties for fourth. Against other catchers on the ballot, though, he has the second best batting average and the third best OPS (.840).
Narvaez will find it hard to take a starting spot from Buster Posey, who is having a resurgent season with the Giants with his .987 OPS, 10 homers, and 21 RBIs. He stacks up just as well against all the other NL catchers, though, and if he keeps up his current pace, Narvaez could possibly make the game as Posey’s backup.