Milwaukee Brewers Roundtable: The Ideal Future Infield
The Milwaukee Brewers solid farm system is something to rejoice. However in the near future it will cause more questions than it might answer.
The Reviewing the Brew writers want to get ahead of these questions and try to see the bigger picture. We did the same with the future of the outfield. So several of our writers took on the task of seeking out the best combination for the infield in the coming years.
Right now, there is a question at second base. But that is commonly thought to be answered with Mauricio Dubon or Keston Hiura. Past that, Jesus Aguilar and Eric Thames are holing down first to complete that side of the current infield. On the other side there is the most consistent hitter from 2017, Travis Shaw at third and the mainstay for the future at shortstop in Orlando Arcia.
Complications occur with players like Lucas Erceg and Jake Gatewood on the cusp of being ready to join the Milwaukee Brewers. There are a lot of variables to account for when looking into the future for this team.
It reaches beyond what the positions that are seen now. Ryan Braun is openly willing to move to first base in order to make room for young talent in the outfield. That alone throws another wrench in the plans.
There are going to be some trades that occur involving some of these names. Simply put, there is not room for everyone and that will breed some moves. It is no secret that the team will be in the market for a top flight starter, if they are not already.
Eventual moves cannot be taken into account now, however. The roster needs to be seen as is, and it is potentially loaded. So, what do the Reviewing the Brew writers think about the future for the Milwaukee Brewers infield?