Predicting the 2024 Milwaukee Brewers 26-man Opening Day roster

WIth spring training officially started, here's our first crack at what the roster will look like by Opening Day.

Jul 2, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames (27) greets
Jul 2, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames (27) greets / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Outfielders - Christian Yelich, Jackson Chourio, Sal Frelick, Garrett Mitchell

In 2024, Milwaukee Brewers fans will finally get to see the young group of talented outfielders that have been working their way up the system all get to the majors together. Of course, they will be joining a staple of the Crew's outfield since 2018.

Former NL MVP Christian Yelich returns to the Brewers outfield for the seventh consecutive season. After a few down seasons following a season-ending injury in 2019, Yeli started to look more like himself again. The only question is whether he'll lead off again in 2024 or return to his familiar No. 3 spot from earlier in his career.

One of the most anticipated debuts in franchise history will be that of 21-year-old phenom Jackson Chourio. The top Brewers prospect and a top two prospect in all of baseball signed a monster eight-year contract this offseason, and though he technically isn't guaranteed an Opening Day spot, his history sure makes it seem like he will earn himself one.

The two most likely players to join them are a pair of former first round picks, Garrett Mitchell and Sal Frelick. Both played just portions of 2023 for injury related reasons but showed flashes of what they can provide the team in the future. They are also both gifted defenders, a quality that will be very important for the Brewers this season after hits to the starting rotation.

This would leave outfielders Joey Wiemer and Blake Perkins as odd men out. Both will factor into the equation at some point this season, but don't be surprised if one manages to make the Opening Day roster if players like Haase or Bauers don't make it to the regular season themselves.