Opening day for the Milwaukee Brewers is just two short weeks away. Roster predictions are coming from many sources, including from Reviewing the Brew.
The roster bubble includes several players, some new faces, others who may be on their last chances. In the spirit of March Madness, let's look at a prediction of who will be the last three players to make the roster and the first three players to miss the roster.
Last three to make the Milwaukee Brewers roster: UTIL Owen Miller
Owen Miller has had himself a pretty good spring thus far, in 10 games Miller is slashing .333/.360/.500 for an .860 OPS. In addition to having a good spring at the plate, Miller also brings a solid amount of positional versatility. Craig Counsell has been using Miller in center field occasionally, in addition to his infield work.
I predict Miller makes the roster as the primary backup to Rowdy Tellez at first base, Miller started 80 games at first base last season for the Cleveland Indians. Miller does also possess the ability to play around the infield and has handled the outfield well, although his playing out there in the regular season may be limited.
The last little bonus for Owen Miller possibly making the roster is that he is a Wisconsin native. Miller, being from Fredonia, has the opportunity to play for his home state team.