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Brewers 2015 at a glance.
« on: 5 Feb 2015 1:30:19 PM »
Barring a significant trade of offense for pitching, here is the way the 2015 version of the Brewers looks today. 

I believe we are on the edge of contending, but we certainly have flaws. The top of the rotation is good enough to give a chance every time out.  And we should be able to produce runs stacking Machado, Votto, Braun, Cespedes together with solid pieces around them. 

Votto is on a contract year and could be moved for pitching or future.  That goes for now, but certainly for June / July if we're not off to a quality start.  In the end, I believe this is a team that should have me interested in August and September, but not strong enough to be a favorite by any means.  We shall see. 

2015 Projected Starting Rotation:  10.7 WAR
3a. Matt Garza -  101 ERA+, 2.1 WAR
3b. Scott Kazmir - 103 ERA+, 2.1 WAR
3c. Wade Miley - 104 ERA+, 3.1 WAR
Last two spots solidified a bit with acquizition of Jimenez.
Ubaldo Jimenez - 95 ERA+, 1.7 WAR
David Phelps or
Sean Nolin - 89 ERA+, 0.7 WAR


2015 Projected Bullpen: 2.4 WAR

LR: Tyler Thornburg -  95 ERA+, 0.0 WAR
LR:  Sean Nolin - 89 ERA+, 0.7 WAR
MR: Andrew Bailey -
MR:  Jeremy Jeffress - 99ERA+ 0.2 WAR
SU:  Aaron Loup -
SU: Mike Morin - 106 ERA+, 0.4 WAR
CL: Huston Street - 121 ERA+, 0.6 WAR


2015 Projected Starting Lineup:  22 WAR
C: Mike Zunino - 89 OPS+, -2 Defense, 1.8 WAR
1B: Joey Votto -
2B: Derek Dietrich - 92 OPS+, -5 Defense, 0.8 WAR / Steven Drew (77, +3, 0.7)
SS: Alexei Ramirez - 85 OPS+, +1 Defense, 2.0 WAR
3B: Manny Machado - 110 OPS+, +13 Defense, 4.2 WAR
LF: Yoenis Cespedes - 116 OPS+, +5 Defense, 3.1 WAR
CF: Lorenzo Cain -
RF: Ryan Braun - 129 OPS+, -2 Defense, 3.5 WAR


2015 Projected Bench: 3.1 WAR
C: Martin Maldonado - 74 OPS+, +3 Defense, 0.9 WAR
IF: Steven Drew - 77 OPS+, +3 Defense, 0.7 WAR
IF: Mike Olt - 84 OPS+, 0 Defense, 0.9 WAR
OF: Rajai Davis - 86 OPS+, -2 Defense, 0.2 WAR
OF: Matt Den Dekker - 89 OPS+, -3 Def, 1.1 WAR
« Last Edit: 8 Feb 2015 7:21:34 PM by Brewers DG »