2 Brewers Players Who Could Be First Time All Stars In 2023

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The 2023 MLB All Star Ballot is now live! With voting for the Midsummer Classic open, the Milwaukee Brewers will look to send as many players as they can to Seattle for the All Star Game.

The Brewers have had several previous All Stars who are strong candidates to be selected once again, such as Corbin Burnes, Freddy Peralta, Devin Williams, and Willson Contreras.

However, there are several Brewers players vying for their first ever All Star selection.

These two Brewers are making a push for their first career All Star selection.

Potential Brewers first time All Star #1: 1B Rowdy Tellez

The elimination of extreme shifts was expected to have a very positive impact on Rowdy Tellez in 2023, and indeed it has. Tellez is hitting .250 on the year with 12 homers, an .845 OPS, and a 130 OPS+.

Tellez is 3rd in the NL among 1st baseman in homers, ahead of Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt. He's hitting for a higher average than Pete Alonso and Matt Olson. Those are the four main candidates for All Star nods at first base in the National League.

Tellez is a legitimate candidate that's worthy of a potential nod. He'll have to fight off some big names in large markets in voting to get himself to Seattle, but a strong month of June could certainly help with that. Also Brewers fans voting like crazy to get him through Phase 1 of voting is paramount.

Jesus Aguilar made the All Star team a few years ago as a first baseman despite a crowded field because of a hot stretch in the final month that pushed him over the top. Tellez may need something similar but depending on which Brewers pitchers make it, if any of them make it, Tellez may have to be Milwaukee's representative.

Potential Brewers first time All Star #2: INF Owen Miller

Not going to lie, it'll be difficult for Owen Miller to make it to the All Star Game considering he isn't even on the ballot. Brian Anderson is the Brewers choice at third base while Brice Turang is the option at second base. But Miller has been playing like an All Star over the last month and if that continues, the league may have no choice but to put him on the roster.

Owen Miller has already accumulated 1.0 bWAR and is hitting a cool .328/.367/.504 with a 138 OPS+.

Sure he didn't play that much in the month of April, but with a near 1.000 OPS in the month of May as a nearly everyday player, he has to be in consideration.

If Miller is going to force an effective write-in campaign or make the league put him in the All Star Game, he'll need to keep up this hot stretch and prove it's more than just a one month fluke. If Miller stays hot for two consecutive months like this, keeping his batting average well above .300 and his OPS climbing, then there's a legitimate chance.

Be sure to vote your favorite Brewers to get them into the All Star Game in Seattle.

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