Going up against the likes of Mike Muncy, Trea Turner and Brandon Belt, Aguilar reigned supreme as the voters, no doubt propelled by the full-court press social media campaign the Brewers organization put up for him, bought him a ticket to D.C.
During the spring of 2017, the Brewers brought in Aguilar as a non-roster invitee. After hitting well in Spring Training he found a role as a backup first basemen/pinch-hit role.
Thankfully the Brewers got creative and Aguilar has made the most of his opportunity pushing his way to be the best all-around hitter in the National League this season.
He is first in the NL in slugging percentage, OPS, home runs, top five in RBIs and top 11 in batting average.
That slugging percentage and home run total also got him a selection into the Home Run Derby. *Cue memories of Prince Fielder winning the derby*
The American League player to win the Final Fan Vote also has Brewer connections. Old friend Jean Segura, who the Brewers traded away to Arizona in 2016, was selected.