Last week, we took our first crack at predicting what the 28-man Milwaukee Brewers roster will look like come Opening Day 2022. And just like most years, based on the information at hand, it’s time to revise that prediction.
A few Brewers have caused the “injury ward” to fill up a little bit, and one of those injured players is the cause of one of the changes in our new roster prediction. We also have a dark horse candidate who may have played his way on to the team to start the season.
As a reminder, the 28-man roster expansion that MLB and the players union agreed to comes with no limit as to how many hitters or pitchers a team may carry. That means a roster, especially one led by Brewers manager Craig Counsell, can be built a number of ways. So what will Milwaukee’s look like?
Here is our second shot at predicting the 28-man Milwaukee Brewers roster for Opening Day 2022.
Brewers Projected Opening Day Catchers (2)
Omar Narvaez, Pedro Severino
Other Candidates: Mario Feliciano
There are no changes in the first part of our 28-man Opening Day roster prediction. The lefty, Omar Narvaez, who is in the final year of his contract with the Brewers, and the righty, Pedro Severino, who was signed as a free agent last offseason, will be Milwaukee’s catching duo to start the 2022 season.
Narvaez has continued his slow start in Cactus League play, sitting at 3-for-21 with eight strikeouts through Sunday. Severino, meanwhile, has stayed hot going 10-for 23 with a 1.306 OPS and nine RBIs, which place him second on the Brewers this spring.
Catching prospect Mario Feliciano is only noted as he would likely be the catcher to join the roster if Narvaez or Severino were to become injured between now and Thursday. That would be his only avenue to the Opening Day roster, though, since he and Brett Sullivan, the only other catcher on the 40-man roster, have both already been optioned to Triple-A for the spring.