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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Relief Pitchers - Devin Williams, Abner Uribe, Joel Payamps, Elvis Peguero, Bryse Wilson, Trevor Megill, Hoby Milner, Joe Ross

Many of the moves the Brewers made this offseason were to add depth to the team's bullpen. And yet, a majority of it is set up to look extremely similar to how it looked for most of last season, especially in the second half.

Anchoring the pen is two-time All-Star and reigning NL Reliever of the Year Devin Williams. After shining in his first year as the Brewers' closer, he was rewarded with a contract that bought out his 2024 arbitration year with an option to do the same in 2025.

Behind him is a trio of pitchers in Abner Uribe, Joel Payamps, and Elvis Peguero. All three played integral parts in the success of the back end of Milwaukee's bullpen. With another year under their belts, batters could have even worse nightmares facing the group in 2024.

But that wasn't where the bullpen's success ended in 2023. Both Bryse Wilson and Hoby Milner had excellent seasons in their own rights as they garnered plenty of appearances for the Brewers while Megill was very good late in the season and could have an expanded role this season.

That leaves just one spot remaining in the bullpen in this scenario. Due to his lack of minor league options, we'll give the edge to Ross, who could still also end up in the rotation instead. But between that uncertain situation and the reality of injuries and poor performance, the look of the bullpen will evolve plenty over the course of the season as usual.

The best part of spring training (besides finally getting to watch baseball again) is getting to see all of these position battles play out. Though this is the roster projection for now, who knows what could happen between now and the start of the season to make things change.

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