Milwaukee Brewers: Top Five Second Basemen in Franchise History

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MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 10: Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a single in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park on August 10, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 10: Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a single in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park on August 10, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) /
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26 Apr 1998: Infielder Fernando Vina of the Milwaukee Brewers in action during a game against the San Francisco Giants at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Brewers 8-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick /Allsport
26 Apr 1998: Infielder Fernando Vina of the Milwaukee Brewers in action during a game against the San Francisco Giants at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Brewers 8-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick /Allsport /

4. Fernando Viña

Years as a Brewer: 1995-1999

Viña arrived in Milwaukee when he was 26 years old as a player to be named later in a trade with the New York Mets. Prior to his time with the Brewers, he was a shaky fielder who was still figuring things out with the bat. Once he got to Milwaukee, things began to click.

Viña never hit for much power, but he did get on base at a .349 clip during his time with Milwaukee. He also stole 57 bases in five seasons and garnered the lone All-Star Game appearance of his career in 1998. Also in 1998, he knocked 39 doubles and finished with a .311 batting average, which ended up being a career best.

Plus, while he was somewhat inconsistent, his overall defensive metrics at the keystone are about average. All in all, Viña was a fine second baseman for Milwaukee and gave the team a serviceable five years there.

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