Two Milwaukee Brewers players named 2024 MLB All-Star voting finalists

One led his position in voting, while the other was second in a deep poisition
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As a team that currently has a healthy lead in their division, the Milwaukee Brewers should ideally end up with multiple All-Star representatives. Well it's looking like they could end up with two that end up being starters.

MLB announced the finalists to start the 2024 All-Star game on Thursday based on fan voting. Catcher William Contreras and outfielder Christian Yelich were the two Brewers players who ended up making the cut.

Contreras was the leading vote getter of any NL catcher as of the last voting update three days ago with nearly 400,000 more votes than fellow finalist J.T. Realmuto of the Philadelphia Phillies. As the latter is already on the shelf after knee surgery, it's all but a foregone conclusion that "Wild Bill" will be the second Milwaukee catcher to every start an All-Star game.

He would certainly be deserving of the honor. Contreras leads all NL catchers with 49 RBIs, 19 doubles, and 56 runs scored and is second in the NL at his position with a 2.4 fWAR on the season. Even with a recent small swoon, he has arguably been the offensive MVP for the Brewers this season.

Speaking of MVPs, a former one in Yelich has a very good chance to start alongside Contreras. Yelich finished second in NL outfield voting and was part of a tight group that was led by Jurickson Profar of the San Diego Padres.

Yelich missed some time earlier this season due to injury, but has still made a big impression when he has been on the field. Among outfielders with at least 200 plate appearances this season, Yelich is tops in average (.325) and is second in OBP (.407), slugging (.485), and OPS (.892). He's also tied for third in that group with 16 steals, having only been caught once.

Three other deserving Brewers fell just short of their quest to be All-Star starting finalists. Shortstop Willy Adames, third baseman Joey Ortiz, and second baseman Brice Turang all were recently in the top five in their respective positions but didn't end up making the final cut.

Final voting for the All-Star starters will begin on noon this Sunday 6/30 and end again on noon next Wednesday 7/3 with fans able to cast a vote once per day. Make sure to get out that vote to get a pair of Brewers in the starting lineup in the 2024 All-Star game!