Most Valuable Player: Jesus Aguilar
The final award, team MVP, is given to a player who most predicted to be riding the pine on a nightly basis, Jesus Aguilar. Aguilar is an amazing story and is not only the MVP for the Brewers, but a legitimate NL MVP candidate as well.
When the season began, manager Craig Counsell was planning on using a platoon at first base. Ryan Bruan was going to see action against lefties with Eric Thames facing righties. However, Thames was hurt for a portion of the beginning of the season and Braun struggled at the plate. This allowed Aguilar to swoop in and steal the spotlight.
As previously mentioned, Aguilar leads the team in just about every batting category. What comes as the biggest surprise is his ability in the field.
Many questions that he could even become an average defender at first base and some who don’t watch the Brewers closely still have those doubts. Fortunately, he’s been an average at worst defender for Milwaukee this season and continues to impress on a weekly basis. This combination of hitting and fielding really pushes him over the edge and allows him to take him the ever valuable first-half MVP trophy.