Milwaukee Brewers: Picking the All-Decade Team of the 2010s
By Matt Carroll
First Baseman: 2011 Prince Fielder (4.7 fWAR)
Fielder had many great seasons in Milwaukee, but by fWAR, 2011 was his finest. He led the team in several categories including homers (38), RBI (120), walks (107), and on base percentage (.415) and was so feared at the dish that he led the league with 32 intentional walks, eight clear of second place.
Fielder garnered an All-Star nod, a Silver Slugger, and finished third to a teammate who will be named later in the NL MVP voting. However, he did collect a different MVP trophy when his three-run bomb paced the National League to a win in the 2011 All-Star game.
Second Baseman: 2010 Rickie Weeks (5.9 fWAR)
The gold standard for Brewers’ second basemen was set early on last decade with Weeks’ 2010 season. Though often overshadowed by teammates like Fielder, Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun, it was actually Weeks who had the team’s highest fWAR that year.
Weeks led the team with 112 runs scored and led the league in at bats (651) and plate appearances (754) and was apparently an annoying enough hitter to face where he led the league in being hit by pitches (25) as well. His 29 homers were third on the team and made him one of five Brewers to hit over 20 home runs that year.
Third Baseman: 2012 Aramis Ramirez (5.4 fWAR)
Ramirez was brought to Milwaukee from the rival Cubs in an attempt to replicate the success of 2011. Though they failed to make the playoffs for a second straight season, it was not Ramirez’s fault.
The 34-year-old had the best season of his career by fWAR as he slashed .300/.360/.540 and was second on the team with a .901 OPS. Ramirez led the league with 50 doubles that year and finished second on the team to Braun in runs (92), homers (27), and RBI (105).
Shortstop: 2013 Jean Segura (4.0 fWAR)
Shortstop has often been a void for the Brewers, offensively, over the years. However, that was not the case in 2013 as Segura parlayed his first full season in Milwaukee into the lone All-Star appearance of his career.
Segura led qualifying Brewers with a .294 average and tied for the team lead with 10 triples. He also paced the team with 44 steals, the best single-season mark of anyone on our All-Decade team.