During this past season, the Milwaukee Brewers saw many young players make their major league debuts and it piques the question, how will they do in years to come? For the most part, the Brewers’ younger talent was mostly successful in 2013.
The question for this week’s round-table was, “Who do you think will be a breakout player for the Brewers next season?”
“I’m going to go with Wily Peralta. The Brewers don’t really have an offensive candidate (unless you really like Juan Francisco), and the most likely candidate in the rotation is Peralta. He has the power sinker and solid slider to be a very solid pitcher, so it will be a matter of control. I think Peralta improves to be a solid pitcher this year, even if it does leave us wanting more.”
“It’s gotta be Marco Estrada. He’s due for a dominant season. He made it look so easy in the second half of the season last year and I have to think he’s going to keep it going. He does a nice job of limiting walks and as long as he keeps the ball in the yard, Estrada should have a big year.”
“Tyler Thornburg is going to be the Brewer to beat out of Spring Training. The confidence boost he was given by manager Ron Roenicke to temporarily get that fifth spot in the rotation might do wonders. Thornburg has been an effective starter in the past for Milwaukee, so I think he’s poised to have a big season ahead of him.”
That’s what we had to say in this round-table, how about you? Who do you think will be a breakout Brewer next season?