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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MILWAUKEE, WI – SEPTEMBER 13: Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers fields a ball during the second inning of their game against the Cincinnati Reds on September 13, 2014 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Reds defeated the Brewers 5-1. (Photo by John Konstantaras/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI – SEPTEMBER 13: Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers fields a ball during the second inning of their game against the Cincinnati Reds on September 13, 2014 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Reds defeated the Brewers 5-1. (Photo by John Konstantaras/Getty Images) /

2. Rickie Weeks

Years as a Brewer: 2003-2014

Weeks was one of the top prospects in the Brewers’ system as soon as he was taken second overall in the 2003 MLB Draft. He pieced together a strong career as a lineup mainstay thanks to an intriguing power/speed combination.

The Florida native actually surfaced in the big leagues the year he was drafted, but he didn’t truly break out until 2010, when he hit 29 home runs, scored 112 runs and drove in 83 runs. He didn’t make his lone All-Star appearance until the following season, when he launched 20 home runs. This helped push his career batting line to .249/.347/.424 with 148 home runs and 126 stolen bases.

With this long of a career and a solid bat, what’s keeping him from the top spot? You guessed it: defense. Weeks was atrocious at second base, committing a whopping 141 errors during his tenure in Milwaukee. That’s simply not good enough for number one.

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