The Milwaukee Brewers have four players with their numbers retired and names hanging in the rafters at Miller Park, along with Jackie Robinson, former team owner Bud Selig, and broadcaster Bob Uecker. When will the Brewers add to this group of Hall of Famers?
With the Baseball Hall of Fame induction announcement today, now is a good time to look at when the next Milwaukee Brewers player will possibly be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and who that could be.
The Brewers don’t have any former players on this year’s ballot, and won’t have anyone on the ballot next year. The next Brewers HOFer is several years away at the very earliest.
The players on this ballot and the upcoming ones mostly played their primes during the early-mid 2000s, when the Brewers were losing close to 100 games a season. There were no future Hall of Famers on those teams, and that’s part of the reason for this drought.
But who could be the next Milwaukee Brewers Hall of Famer? Here’s a list of possible candidates.
The Possible Candidates
Although Aramis Ramirez spent most of his prime with the rival Chicago Cubs and, if elected, would probably wear a Cubs hat on his plaque, Ramirez had strong numbers in his three and a half seasons in Milwaukee. He had a Top-10 MVP finish in Milwaukee and an All-Star appearance.
Ramirez’s top MVP finish in his career was 9th, in 2012 with the Brewers when he hit 50 doubles en route to a .300/.360/.540 slash line.
He was a solid third baseman and one of the best at the position in the 2000s.
His JAWS score, which computes a player’s career WAR averaged with his 7 year peak WAR, comes out to a 31.0. The average Hall of Fame third baseman has a JAWS score of 55.7.
Ramirez is not a shoo-in for election and the Brewers likely wouldn’t retire his number anyways if he did.
But this next player, if elected, would certainly go in as a Brewer.