The 3rd Man In

A Star is Born in Milwaukee

Jean Segura has burst onto the scene with the Milwaukee Brewers after being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels last season. Jean Segura has hit the cover off the ball throughout the first month of the season, hitting .367 with three home runs and nine RBIs. He ranks first in average and second in on-base percentage and slugging percentage among MLB shortstops. Segura has been solid on the base pads, besides when he went backwards, stealing seven bases.

Not only has he been an impressive at the plate but he has been a solid defender as well, with a .991 fielding percentage. Jean Segura has developing into one of the best young shortstops in the game today and has been a great acquisition by the Brewers front office.

Even if Segura does not keep up this extremely high level of production he still deserves to be the National League starting shortstop in the All-Star Game over Troy Tulowitzki. Tulowitzki does have more pop in his bat, but Segura beats him out in wOBA (.422 to .418). Segura is also able to hit for a higher average, steal more bases and remain on the field unlike Tulowitzki.

Segura has been the prize of the Zack Greinke trade last July and has had an impressive start to this season, developing into a solid young player. Although it is early, he does deserve to be the starting shortstop in the Midsummer Classic this season, as long as he is able to produce at a relatively high level.

What are your thoughts on Jean Segura? As of now is he the NL starting shortstop? Please leave your comments below.

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