Milwaukee Brewers: 3 Positions to upgrade at Winter Meetings

Matthew Dewoskin
MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 12: The Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers stand during the national anthem prior to Game One of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 12, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 12: The Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers stand during the national anthem prior to Game One of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 12, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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2. Second Base

The Milwaukee Brewers depth chart at second base looks odd right now. Utility man Hernan Perez is the de factor starter with Tyler Saladino and Mauricio Dubon listed behind him. Top prospect Keston Hiura is also waiting in the wings to assume the every day job at second base when he’s ready.

The Brewers would like to find a short-term upgrade to second base to allow Hiura or Dubon to take over the job over the long haul. A short term deal for a veteran is the preferred option right now, and there are a few choices available.

Ian Kinsler is 37 years old, and looking for a shot at another ring. The Milwaukee Brewers make sense as a destination for the veteran second baseman, and, based off his 2018 season, Kinsler still has some gas left in the tank. He posted a 2.3 WAR last year with a .240/.301/.380 slash line. He also posted double-digit steals and homers.

Josh Harrison is also on the market, but he would likely require a multi-year commitment. The good news with Harrison is that he’s capable of handling other positions, so a multi-year deal for him could fit. He could play second base while the Brewers wait for Hiura or Dubon, and then transition to a utility role when the team is ready to call up one of their second base prospects.

Jed Lowrie, Yangervis Solarte, and Asdrubal Cabrera could also make sense for the Milwaukee Brewers at second base. There are a ton of options right now, but the Brewers can find a solution at the Winter Meetings.

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