Matt Albers – Samwell Tarly
Samwell Tarly plays a semi-important role up at the wall with his best friend Jon Snow, while Matt Albers also pitches in a semi-important role in the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen. He’s not the feature guy in there, but he does his job well for the most part. Same with Tarly.
Yasmani Grandal – Oberyn Martell
When Yasmani Grandal came to the Brewers, all we knew of him were the bad things, mainly the errors in the NLCS the year prior. When Oberyn Martell came onto the show in Season 4, the way other characters talked about him before we saw him on screen, all we heard were the bad things, that he was vicious and ready to kill some Lannisters.
As we got to know Oberyn, he seemed like a much better person who had good reasons for the way he was and why he came to King’s Landing. For Grandal, the more we discover about him, the better the acquisition seems. Fans can now see all the reasons why the Brewers signed him, in the same way fans now see why Oberyn had the views that he did.
Also, just like Oberyn Martell, Yasmani Grandal is only going to be here for one season (in all likelihood).
Orlando Arcia – Theon Greyjoy
Early on, both Orlando Arcia and Theon Greyjoy were quite likable. Arcia was a stud top prospect with great defense and a developing bat that hit .277 in his first full season. Theon was Robb Stark’s best friend and was helpful in the beginning.
Then came Theon’s betrayal and subsequent suffering and torture over the next few seasons. Meanwhile, Arcia was suffering at the plate most of last season and has gone from fan favorite future star, to someone most fans dreaded seeing at the plate.
Arcia got on a hot streak towards the end of last season and is heating up at the plate once again this season as he tries to get back in the good graces of Brewers fans. Theon is also trying to make a turnaround and get back into the good graces of the Stark family and his own Greyjoy family.