Milwaukee Brewers Preview Fantasy Baseball
FanPicks has your Milwaukee Brewers Preview for the 2016 fantasy baseball season. Get ready from the first pitch to the last strike, as we will cover every team and provide a full array of MLB contest this summer.
It’s been a busy winter for the Brew Crew. They’ve overhauled the team from the front office to the dugout. This team is entering 2016 with some fresh blood and a new start. They’ve started rebuilding from the top, replacing former GM Doug Melvin with David Stearns. Stearns is the youngest current GM in the MLB. He was a Houston Astros assistant GM before taking the Brewers front office job. A lot of changes were made by Stearns over the offseason, so-much-so that 12 players with varying levels of major league experience were traded since last July in exchange for almost exclusively younger, controllable talent.
Three players to watch for:
- Jonathan Lucroy
- Orlando Arcia
- Chris Carter
Lucroy is regarded as a top-tier catcher and a prime candidate to bounce back from a difficult 2015 season. Lucroy is also just 29 and under team control for two more years at a reasonable price, leaving Milwaukee in a strong position.
The Brewers cleared the way for Orlando Arcia at shortstop by trading Jean Segura. But Arcia is ticketed to start the season at Class AAA Colorado Springs. It won’t be long before we see the Venuzualan make his MLB debut.
Carter, a prototypical all-or-nothing slugger, signed a one-year deal in early January and will man first base. His power should play well at hitter-friendly Miller Park, as his 90 homers over the last three years rank eighth in the major leagues.
The Milwaukee Brewers are deep into rebuilding mode, so not much will be expected out of them this year. Brewers fan will need to be patient for another year and see who can lead this team down the road.