Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Brewers Starters for 2017 Opening Day at Miller Park

Brewers roster 2017
Spring Training is upon us in less than a week, and much like last year, the Brewers have a glut of players competing for roster spots. I will do my best right now to predict their 25-man roster.

Catcher: Andrew Susac- This is going to be back and forth the first part of the season between Susac and Jeff Bandy.

First Base: Eric Thames- The Brewers signed Thames to an unusual contract with a lot of money up front this off season. If he produces, the Brewers will have a steal.

Second Base: Scooter Gennett- Expect fan favorite Scooter Gennett to be moved before the trade deadline.

Shortstop: Orlando Arcia- The Brewers best prospect made his debut unexpectedly last season. Expect him to be the everyday shortstop this season since they decided to call him up that early. Everybody thought he wouldn't see the Major Leagues until sometime this season.

Third Base: Jonathan Villar- The former Astros mega prospect played very well last season in Milwaukee.

Left Field: Domingo Santana- He's not going to be as good as some unreasonable people thought, but he is going to be a solid player for the Brewers in time.

Center Field: Keon Broxton- Broxton got his chance last season, and might be turning himself into a valuable big league player right now.

Bench: Michael Reed, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jeff Bandy, Hernan Perez, Jesus Aguilar- Nothing really to look at here. Not exactly a great bench, but teams like the Brewers don't need them right now.

Rotation: Wily Peralta. Jimmy Nelson, Taylor Jungmann, Tommy Milone, Zach Davies- This is maybe the easiest part of this team to predict this season. Nelson and Jungmann look like solid 3/4's on most teams and this is Peralta's last chance in the rotation.

Bullpen: Chase Anderson, Michael Blazek, Neftali Feliz, Corey Knebel, Junior Guerra, Matt Garza, Jhan Martinez- I honestly have no clue how this bullpen is going to set up. This is my best guess. 

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