Milwaukee Brewers: Way Too Early 25-Man Roster Predictions
Orlando Arcia, Travis Shaw, Jesus Aguilar, Hernan Perez, Cory Spangenberg, Tyler Saladino
Now this is where things get interesting: as you may have heard, the Brewers have been linked to free agent shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a potential deal. There’s no telling if a deal will be done for Tulo, but if they were to sign the former Gold Glove winner to a deal, they would put him at second base. Reason being is that October Hero, Orlando Arcia, will definitely be making the roster and could be in line to have a breakout season.
Another name that will be making the 25-man roster in the infield is third baseman Travis Shaw, who will be looking to also have a breakout year in the 2019 season and hoping he won’t have any playing time at second base. At first base, we have the big guy. Jesus Aguilar, after he made a HR Derby and All-Star appearance and had a career year, batting .274/.352/.539/.890 and had a career-high 35 HR and 108 RBI.
As Milwaukee looks to fill a void at second base, it is safe to say that utility player Hernan Perez will be making the cut on the 25-man roster and will more than likely play second base if a deal for Tulowitzki isn’t done. Although David Stearns did report that top prospect Keston Hiura will not be making the 25-man roster even though he is a second baseman that the Brewers could use. Also, the other top second baseman prospect Mauricio Dubon will not be making the initial 25 man roster.
Let’s not forget that the Milwaukee Brewers picked up Cory Spangenberg from the Padres via free agency who will most likely be on the main roster and backup infielder Tyler Saladino who could actually see some playing time at second base if a second baseman isn’t signed this offseason. Both Spangenberg and Saladino will be on the 25-man roster come Opening Day.
Manny Pina, Erik Kratz
We now have three catchers on the 40 man roster as of right now in Manny Pina, Erik Kratz and Jacob Nottingham. But with Milwaukee still having their name in the hat for free agent catcher J.T. Realmuto, we will possibly see Nottingham and Kratz not on the main roster. But as of right now, Nottingham will not be making the roster. Pina and Kratz will be on the main roster when it comes to needing catchers.