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All-Time Brewers 25-Man Roster

January 15, 2015

Since we are still 37 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting, I thought it would be fun to come up with an all-time Brewers roster. This is not a scientific or quantifiable matter, it is only my opinion. If I have left anybody off of this list, please let me know in the comments below.

First, I will go over what the roster will consist of. I figured that I could get away with a ten man pitching staff. The reason for this is because I could not get down to five outfielders, so I elected to go with six. Add in two catchers and seven infielders and you get to the final 25-man roster. I also have the 40-man roster filled up, and let me tell you, it has the makings of a pretty good AAA team.

Starting Pitchers

It was hard to come up with just five starters. I finally came up with a rotation of Yovanni Gallardo, Ben Sheets, Pete Vukovich, Teddy Higuera, and Moose Haas. Gallardo, Sheets, Higuera have the top three strikeout totals in Brewers history. Vukovich and Haas were instrumental in the Brewers’ playoff teams in 1981 and 1982.

Relief Pitchers

The bullpen has a number of good options. Bob McClure and Jerry Augustine are both good options for long relief, and they both have experience closing as well as starting. The seventh, eighth, and ninth would be held down by the trio of Dan Plesac, Francisco Rodriguez, and Rollie Fingers.

Catchers

This team has two very good signal callers in Ted Simmons and Jonathan Lucroy. Both are solid run producers with some power. Both of them are also very good at handling the pitchers.

Infielders

I decided to go with seven infielders, including a backup at first and short, and a utility player. Cecil Cooper and Prince Fielder will split time at first, even though both are left handed hitters. Robin Yount, Jean Segura, Paul Molitor, Jim Gantner, and Craig Counsell round out the infield.

Outfielders

The outfield is very crowded. I just could not get it down any further, and as long as the pitching holds up, I am going to keep six outfielders. My outfielders are Ryan Braun, Ben Oglive, Gorman Thomas, Carlos Gomez, Sixto Lezcano, and Charlie Moore.

Lineup

3B Paul Molitor
SS Robin Yount
LF Ryan Braun
CF Gorman Thomas
1B Cecil Cooper
C Jonathan Lucroy
RF Sixto Lezcano
2B Jim Gantner
P Starting Pitcher

Bench

Righties                Lefties                Switch Hitters

Jean Segura         Prince Fielder       Ted Simmons
Carlos Gomez       Craig Counsell
Charlie Moore       Ben Oglive

Rotation

Yovanni Gallardo
Ben Sheets
Pete Vukovich
Teddy Higuera
Moose Haas

Bullpen

Righties                          Lefties

Francisco Rodriguez        Bob McClure
Rollie Fingers                  Jerry Augustine
Dan Plesac

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2 Comments
  1. chris walther permalink

    Geoff Jenkins

    • It was really hard to leave Jenkins off the list. It came down to my bias toward the early 80s teams.

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