2. Josh Hader
If you haven’t realized the trend of All-Stars yet, then you probably aren’t set out to be a detective. Regardless, Josh Hader comes in as the second-most valuable player to this Brewers’ team.
Hader has the most electric stuff in the entire pitching staff and has been able to capitalize on that so far. Manager Craig Counsell has done a tremendous job of utilizing him to pitch multiple innings and ensuring his arm is fully rested as well. Often, Counsell allows Hader two or more days of rest before calling on him again.
Hader has rewarded his manager and his team by producing electric results. In 31 games, he’s thrown 48 innings and racked up a lowly 1.50 ERA. He also leads all relieves in strikeouts at 89. This type of production will certainly be called upon as Milwaukee attempts to win close games in August and September. Having a weapon of this magnitude is something that can’t be replicated.