6 Position battles that are up for grabs at 2024 Brewers spring training

Plenty of camp battles will be happening for the Brewers 2024 Opening Day roster

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5. Utility infielder

Contenders: Owen Miller, Andruw Monasterio, Oliver Dunn, Vinny Capra, Joey Ortiz, Jahmai Jones

The Brewers have stocked up on infielders this offseason, bringing in several new faces to compete for jobs. Milwaukee traded two top prospects for prospect Oliver Dunn, claimed Vinny Capra off waivers, and traded Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes to get Joey Ortiz.

Those new faces are added to a mix with incumbent options Owen Miller, Andruw Monasterio, and Jahmai Jones.

This is set to be a wide open competition. Monasterio and Ortiz are competing for the 3rd base job as well but if either loses that competition, the utility spot is a potential fallback as both can play a capable shortstop and second base. Owen Miller had a hot stretch last May but otherwise struggled. Still, the Wisconsin native can play all over and has a lot of big league experience.

Jahmai Jones is currently clinging to a 40 man spot. He's out of minor league options so he needs to make the roster or he will hit waivers again. As much peril as that puts him in, if the Brewers feel like they want to keep him in the organization, that could give him a leg up in the roster battle. That's a notable "if" though.

The Brewers paid a high price of Robert Moore and Hendry Mendez in order to get Oliver Dunn, a player who hasn't even debuted in MLB yet. But that shows how highly the Brewers value Dunn and he might be the leading candidate to get the utility spot of this group because of that.

Capra's a waiver claim that's likely at the back of the pack in this competition as spring training begins. But once games get played, Capra will have his chances to prove he's worthy of a roster spot and there will be plenty of shuffling on the depth chart over the next six weeks. He could shuffle his way to the top, but it'll be an uphill climb.