All-Star Case for Contreras, Adames, and Ortiz

Who should represent the Crew at the MLB All-Star Game?

June 6th, 2024

With just over a month left till the MLB All-Star Game in Texas, it’s time to vote for your favorite Brewers once again.

The Crew should have plenty of representation at this year’s Midsummer Classic, including potential first-time All Stars and a sensational rookie.

Let’s look at three Brewers who deserve your All-Star votes. Vote daily for your favorite players here.

William Contreras

We’ll start with the obvious: the best catcher in MLB deserves not only a roster spot, but the starting nod behind the plate at Globe Life Field.

After appearing in the 2022 All–Star Game, Contreras has taken his game to another level since arriving in Milwaukee, and he’s amidst the best stretch of his career in the first half of 2024.

Among qualified NL catchers, William Contreras leads the pack in a handful of major offensive categories, including batting average (.313), on-base percentage (.382) and RBI (44). Meanwhile, he’s second in fWAR (2.5) and tied atop the board in wRC+ (147).

Not to mention, he’s a true iron man. Contreras has started every single ballgame for the NL Central-leading Crew, bringing a force to the middle of the order every day.

Willy Adames

Looking for an All-Star choice at shortstop? The National League’s reigning player of the week is more than worthy of a selection.

Just like Contreras, Willy Adames started every single game for the first place Brewers, making a major impact with the glove and a power bat.

Adames leads all NL shortstops in RBI (42), while sitting top three in wRC+ and fWAR. As productive as he is with at the plate, Willy matches it with his glove. Adames’ six outs above average slots him in the 97th percentile for MLB shortstops, per Statcast.

A vote for Willy Adames is not just a vote for one of MLB’s most productive shortstops; it’s a vote for a man with clutch in his DNA. In the 7th inning or later, Adames slashed .329/.397/.586 with four homers and 20 RBI. That’s what All-Stars do.

Joey Ortiz

Despite lacking the number of at-bats needed to qualify for most major statistical categories, your NL leader in fWAR at third base isn’t Alec Bohm, Austin Riley or even Nolan Arenado.

Your NL leader in fWAR at third base is the rookie from Milwaukee, Joey Ortiz.

Fresh off a May in which Ortiz collected four homers, a .307 batting average and .978 OPS, NL Rookie of the Month isn’t the only accolade Ortiz could reach.

Milwaukee’s new everyday third baseman has plenty of time to add to his already impressive resume, and he’s only getting hotter with more at-bats.