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Milwaukee Brewers: Fans right a wrong for Jesus Aguilar

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Milwaukee Brewers: Fans right a wrong for Jesus Aguilar

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The Milwaukee Brewers had an issue at first base coming into the season. They had two great hitters and only one position to go around. Oddly enough, Jesus Aguilar was not one of the two players who figured into the initial everyday rotation at first.

Ryan Braun and Eric Thames were the two guys who were supposedly locked into a platoon. Aguilar was the odd man out and appeared to be on the outside looking in as far as playing time goes. Fortunately, manager Craig Counsell is a forward thinker and was open to playing the hot bat.
This was the case when Aguilar took advantage of a struggling Braun and an injured Thames. As he was thrust into the starting lineup and everyday at-bats, he kept proving himself over and over again. His remarkable rise catapulted his name into the conversation for one of the best players in the National League in 2018 and a legitimate MVP candidate on the NL’s best team.
That’s why it was such a monster error when he was even left off the NL All-Star team. Luckily, there was a final fan vote and Brewers’ fans came out in droves to make sure this wrong was righted. In the end, the MLB announced on Tuesday that Aguilar was the NL’s winner for the fan’s Final Vote and will make an appearance in the All-Star game.
That’s great news for a player who probably never even thought that was possible heading into the season. Aguilar deserves this recognition, as he continues to get better and better as the season progresses.

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