Milwaukee Brewers
Draft History
2018
Lewis Brinson - protection
3 - Jordan Montgomery
33 - Sean Newcomb
63 - John Hicks
93 - Austin Slater
117 - Phil Ervin
123 - Robbie Scott

2017
Orlando Arcia - protection
7 - Kenta Maeda
24 - Adam Frazier
37 - Luke Weaver
49 - Ryan Dull
61 - Edubray Ramos
67 - Tyler Geoddel
139 - Tony Renda
   
2016
Tyler Jungmann - protection
34 - Miguel Castro
42 - Tom Murphy
110 - Silvino Bracho
115 - Elvis Araujo
140 - Rey Navarro

2015
Mike Fiers - protection
82 - Jared Hughes
95 - Reed Johnson
137 - Andres Blanco

2014
Scooter Gennett - protection
43 - David Holmberg
117 - Leury Garcia
147 - Kevin Pillar

2013
Jean Segura - protection
41 - Steve Delabar
53 - DeWayne Wise
61 - Tyler Moore
62 - Cody Allen
115 - Irving Falu
150 - Shawn Tolleson

2012
Marco Estrada - protection
30 - Greg Holland
49 - Endy Chavez
61 - Steve Cishek
87 - Justin Sellers
116 - Chris Stewart

2011
Johnathon Lucroy - protection
15 - Lorenzo Cain
60 - Jhan Marinez
64 - Casper Wells
68 - Lucas Duda
98 - Michael Dunn

2010
Casey McGehee - protection
7 - Madison Bumgarner
8 - Andrew Bailey
12 - Jordan Zimmermann

21 - Adam Moore
39 - Luke Gregerson
72 - Jayson Nix

2009
Alciedes Escobar - protection

10 - Matt Joyce
40 - Jonathan Niese
57 - Jim Johnson
82 - Travis Denker
100 - Mark Lowe


2008
Ryan Braun - protection
22 - Ross Detwiler
48 - Matt Lindstrom
50 - Mike Rabelo
85 - Ryan Raburn
104 - Pat Misch
136 - Buddy Carlyle

2007
Carlos Villanueva - protection
28 - Glen Perkins
39 - Zach Miner
54 - Manuel Corpas
62 - Mike Thompson
111 - Chad Paronto

2006
Prince Fielder - protection
37 - Shane Victorino
53 - Travis Bowyer
102 - Jason Bergmann
108 - Julio Santana
110 - Craig Dingman

2005
Dave Krenzyl - protection
27 - Jose Lopez

55 - Matt Perisho
109 - Jesse Garcia
116 - Olmedo Saenz
123 - Shane Spencer
126 - Tanyon Sturtze

2004
Scott Podsednik - protection
12 - Larry Bigbie
42 - Edgar Gonzalez
50 - Luis Martinez
72 - Tom Martin
102 - Turk Wendell
132 - Trevor Miller

2003
Jayson Durocher - protection
6 - Oliver Perez
10 - Miguel Olivo
36 - Ben Kozlowski
126 - Scott Cassidy
132 - Scott Mullen

2002
Ben Sheets - protection
2 - Angel Berroa
26 - Juan Rivera
32 - Bob File
48 - Corky Miller
121 - Amoury Telemaco
122 - Rob Mackowiak

2001
4 - Luis Rivas
31 - Kevin Walker
77 - Mike DeJean
94 - Joe Oliver
101 - Jason Maxwell
116 - Fernando Lunar
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Bill Pollock 1990-1999

Overall Record
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2205 2480 .471
Est. 1990
Owner: Alan Wilkes - 2000
National League Pennant
2012

NL Central Pennant
2005
2012
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NBC-Dynasty Champions - 2012
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Milwaukee Brewers Award winners

Silver Sluggers
2013 - Prince Fielder - 1B
2013 - Ryan Braun - OF
2012 - Prince Fielder - 1B
2012 - Ryan Braun - OF
2010 - Aramis Ramirez - 3B
2010 - Ryan Braun - OF
2006 - Aramis Ramirez - 3B
2017: 60-102 5th in Central. Draft position 3rd

Overview: The Brewers have finished last two consecutive seasons. Before that they had a 90+ win team that had to settle for 2nd place and not making the playoffs. They have been rebuilding ever since. There are some good pieces on this team, some that have been better and might be again. As we look back at the drafts the Brewers have had, one pick in particular stand out. In the 2014 NBC draft, the Brewers waited until pick 147 and then selected their CF, Kevin Pillar. Wow. To get a player like Pillar at 147 should be a point to all of us that the draft is not over after the top 10 prospects get selected. How we all missed Pillar for the first 146 selections could speak to the depth of that draft. Last year, the Brewers Kenta Maeda and Adam Frazier in the first round, to go with protection pick Orlando Arcia. All three of those players will have a big impact on the 2018 Milwaukee Brewers. With pick 3 this year, to go along with protection selection of Lewis Brinson, the Brewers have a chance to add at least 2 more key players for the long haul. If they can also find the diamond of the 5th round, they could get out of the 5th place rut in short order.

Starting Rotation: A quick look at the names on this rotation yields some excitement. Madison Bumgarner and Kenta Maeda headline this group. Bumgarner is susceptible to the long ball, and will want some defensive help as well, but is a suitable top of the rotation pitcher. He should hold that spot for years to come and be there when the Brewers are able to supplant the hated Phillies as the Centralís rep in the playoffs. Kenta Maeda can keep up with Bumgarner in many regards. He will strike out batters but like Bumbarner is somewhat susceptible to the big fly. His biggest drawback, however, is lack of endurance. Maeda will rely on the bullpen to preserve his victories a bit more than youíd like from a #2 starter. Things get tricky from there, however. Mike Fiers will see his share of starts, but I wouldnít bank on his being the cause of victory often. Luke Weaver should win his share, but he is limited in starts and could see time in the pen. Zimmerman is currently slated to get a lot of starts and he would be fine as the back end of a rotation guy, but not one expected to get key victories. In limited action, Jered Weaver would make Bumgarner and Maeda look like ground ball pitchers. Opposing batters hope to have a crack at him. This group is strong at the top but it fades fast. Age is catching up to a few as well and the Brewers would do themselves a favor by collecting some youth to build off the top two.

Bullpen: Much like the rotation, the bullpen is headlined by two big names. Cody Allen and Greg Holland are excellent closers and between them the 8th/9th innings are relatively safe plays for the Brew Crew. Beyond that, however, things get a bit murky. Jared Hughes can hold his own, especially if not taxed to key 8th inning situations. Castro Dull and Bracho are best used situationally, but unfortunately for the Brewers it is the same situation, against right handed batters. Ramos might have a hard time finding anything other than mop up innings. This pen could go into the season as is, and not be bad. However it isnít guaranteed that they donít lose a key guy to trade. That would weaken the pen, but might strengthen the long term outlook. It is easier, as we know, to bolster the pen via the draft.

Starting Lineup: As it stands right now, the Brewers can field a team. No glaring shortages exist, however that is not to mean they should be thrilled with what theyíve got. Lewis Brinson should play a role here next year, but for now he will fine tune his craft in the minors. There are a plethora of young short stops in the majors and the Brewers have themselves a good one. Orlando Arcia plays good defense and wonít hurt himself on offense. He isnít yet the guy that will lead a playoff offense, but he did just quit teething on his bat mid last season so growth is yet to come. The glaring hole in this offense is the lack of good balanced hitters. Second baseman Scooter Gennett might fit that, with power to both sides, however he will struggle at times to put the ball in play vs lefties. The opposite is true for center fielder Kevin Pillar. He will lead the offense against lefties, but righties have his number for now. Wrapping up the up the middle bats, Jonathan Lucroy will don the tools of ignorance. His power is not what it has been, and perhaps a shift away from catching is in his near future. At the infield corners we find power but low batting average. Three True Outcomes players, Napoli and Davidson. In basically the same number of at bats, these two struck out three times as much as Lucroy. Finally the corner outfield positions. Duvall, Perez and Frazier all can do fine vs lhp, but only Frazier has a reasonable chance against righties. This lineup will really struggle to score runs against right handed pitchers and that could cost them a lot of wins. Even a PT bat to break up the low OBP would help. Against lefties, these guys are probably average. Theyíll score some runs.

Defense and Speed: Arcia at short and the aging but not yet done Napoli at first are the only strong defenders of the group. Davidson at 3rd might find his playing time squeezed by Perez. Speed, there is speed here. Pillar, Perez, Arcia and Frazier will steal bases. There really arenít any clogs on the bases either, so the Brewers should be able to stretch for the extra base.

Surplus/Deficiencies: The biggest surplus on this team is at closer. Either Allen or Holland could be moved to improve chances in future years. While they can field a team, a bat vs RHP would make the games more fun. It could be tempting to float out either or both of the top 2 starting pitchers, however they are young enough to be around when the bats come alive.

Outlook: The Brewers finished 5th in the division last year, and might have trouble getting out of that spot again. However, there are building blocks here and lets not forget the 3rd pick in the draft. Under the right circumstances, teams can turn things around in short order. However, that isnít easy as many teams can attest.
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