Milwaukee Brewers closer deserves a spot in the 2024 All-Star game

His numbers stack up against the best of the National League's other closers.
Jul 2, 2024; Denver, Colorado, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Trevor Megill (29) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 2, 2024; Denver, Colorado, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Trevor Megill (29) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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As a first place team in their division, one would think a team like the Milwaukee Brewers should have multiple representatives in this month's All-Star game. That will indeed be the case as catcher William Contreras and outfielder Christian Yelich have already been named starters.

If anyone deserved to make it in it was those two. Contreras has arguably been the best offensive catcher in baseball and Yelich has looked much more like his MVP-level self from the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

But those aren't the only players on the team deserving of a spot on the NL All-Star roster. The Brewers have gotten strong contributions from a number of their guys, with players like Joey Ortiz and Brice Turang often being mentioned as being worthy of an All-Star spot.

But there's another Milwaukee player over on the pitching staff who has perhaps been getting overlooked by some while putting up an extremely strong season. What makes it even more impressive is that he is doing so while being put into a role that wasn't originally planned heading into the season.

Brewers closer Trevor Megill is having an All-Star caliber season and deserves to be on the NL roster.

With star closer Devin Williams getting hurt this spring and having to miss over half of the season, tall fireballer Trevor Megill ended up emerging to temporarily take over the closer's role for the Brewers. And he has been largely magnificent in doing so.

Megill has converted 18 of 19 save opportunities and has a 1.59 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, and is striking out batters at a rate of 10.16 per nine innings. He's holding opposing batters to just a .202 batting average and has given up just a single home run this season.

When it comes to the pitching staff of an All-Star roster, starters and closers are who usually end up filling out the squad. This should only help the case of Megill, whose numbers stack up among the best of NL closers.

Megill's 18 saves rank sixth in the National League but keep in mind that he didn't start the season as the team's closer, that took a few weeks to work itself out. But of the top ten NL saves leaders, Megill has the second lowest ERA behind Tanner Scott of the Marlins at 1.42 while being tied for the highest fWAR with the Cardinals' Ryan Helsley at 1.1.

All-Star rosters will be announced later tonight following the conclusion of the Brewers' series against the Dodgers. It would only be right to see Megill's name among the honorees.

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