Brewers’ Power Rankings: Spring Training Edition


Mar 18, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez bats in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewer power ranking is a composite score that considers on the field as well as off the field activities.  Do we really need a Brewer player power ranking?  Of course we do.

1: Hank the Dog

People magazine is one thing, but the chance to run the field everyday at Miller Park is priceless. Take note free agents, everyone (including dogs) want to be part of the Brewers.

2: Ryan Braun

Hitting over .500 with a couple of bombs the new Brewer right fielder looks… Okay, settle down there David, settle down.

3: Carlos Gomez

Hitting over .350 and quietly having a great spring. This is very Gomez like and very good for fans.

Honorable Mention: Jean Segura, the other All-Star continues to impress and quietly do his job.

4: Yovani Gallardo

He’s pitching well and will be given the ball for his fifth season opener. Not everyone agrees with this, but it’s hard to argue with a 1.13 ERA so far this spring.

Honorable Mentions: Wily Peralta, Kyle Lohse and Marco Estrada all having good springs as well.

5: Matt Garza

Garza is not concerned at all with his rough outings and seems annoyed with spring training in general. Who needs practice? Here’s to hoping the biggest free agent signing is will be ready when it counts. I’ve decided not to make the comparison to anti-practice star Allen Iverson. (Note: Too late.)

6: Will Smith

In two years this may be the 2014 off-season move everyone remembers.

7: Juan Francisco

First base is the story that won’t go away for the crew. Francisco has probably won at least a platoon opportunity with his hot bat.

8: Rickie Weeks

Afraid to say anything.

9: Aramis Ramirez

Healthy! Healthy!

10: Wei-Chung Wang

Mr. Rule 5 still hanging in there.

So there you have it, not exactly a top ten, but ten nonetheless. What do you think? Share your rankings in the comments below.