2 Brewers breakout bullpen arms snubbed from 2024 All Star roster

Trevor Megill and Bryan Hudson were deserving All Star selections that were snubbed
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MLB unveiled the rest of the All Star rosters on Sunday night with the reserves and pitching staffs. The Milwaukee Brewers already had two players named to the All Star starting lineup earlier in the week with Christian Yelich and William Contreras.

Trevor Megill and Bryan Hudson have put up All-Star quality numbers out of the Brewers bullpen this year, but neither were named to the All Star team.

Brewers' Trevor Megill and Bryan Hudson snubbed from 2024 All Star Game roster

Trevor Megill has stepped up as the Brewers closer in the absence of Devin Williams this year. On the season, Megill has a 1.59 ERA with 18 saves in 19 opportunities. He's been as automatic as it gets in the 9th inning.

Bryan Hudson has also been exceptional this year. Even with a couple of tough outings his last few times out, Hudson still holds a stellar 1.54 ERA in 32 games with 11 holds over 46.2 IP. It's an uphill battle for non-closer relievers to make the All Star team to begin with, but Hudson was very deserving. Perhaps his last few times out where he struggled hurt his chances a bit,

While it could be easy for the league to look at the two Brewers starting position players and say that Milwaukee doesn't need any more All Stars as they try to give every team a representative, the way this pitching staff shook out flies in the face of that. The Philadelphia Phillies had four pitchers earn All Star nods (Zack Wheeler, Ranger Suarez, Jeff Hoffman, Matt Strahm) after already having a league leading three All Star starting position players.

The Phillies, while a very good team, can get seven All Stars on the initial roster but the Brewers can't get one pitcher from their excellent bullpen that's kept this first place team afloat all season long?

The Brewers also weren't able to get any reserve position players on the initial All Star roster. Brice Turang and Joey Ortiz were both making excellent cases in this first half, but the league opted not to include either of them. Ortiz recently being placed on the injured list likely hurt his case but Mookie Betts was still able to make the team despite the league knowing that Betts won't be able to play in the game.

There's still the chance that injuries and roster replacements could lead to the Brewers getting another All Star or two before the game is actually played. Snubbing them from the initial roster however, just appears disrespectful.