2021 Spring Training: Milwaukee Brewers Can Compete in the NL Central

The Milwaukee Brewers made it to the playoffs once again last season. Milwaukee was the eighth seed in the National League and they were swept against the eventual World Series Champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers in two games. This will be Milwaukee’s 50th season in franchise history.

The Brewers will have talent once again this season. The National League Central could be the weakest division in the entire MLB. Milwaukee will be competing for that division crown with most likely the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds.

It will be interesting to see what happens this season with the Milwaukee Brewers. Craig Counsell is back once again as Milwaukee’s manager. The Brewers are looking to have postseason success, but it has not worked out for them sadly.

This could be a make it or break it year for them. However, the Brewers have one of the better farm systems in all of baseball and they are not relatively in a big sports market. Milwaukee could be very interesting to watch through out the regular season.

Starting Pitchers

Brandon Woodruff, Corbin Burnes, Adrian Houser, Brett Anderson, and Josh Lindblom will be the starting pitchers for the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee’s Achilles heel has been finding a true number one starter.

They love using analytics a lot. Counsell is very big on it. Their starting rotation usually doesn’t pitch long in ball games. Woodruff or Anderson might be the Brewers best starting pitcher on the roster here as well.

Bullpen

Josh Hader (closer), Devin Williams, Brent Suter, Freddy Peralta, and Eric Yardley will be the key relievers on the Milwaukee Brewers roster.

Hader is one of the best closers in baseball. If for some strange reason Milwaukee is out of it at the trade deadline, Josh Hader could potentially be on the trade market.

Williams, Suter, Peralta, and Yardley are all good in their own ways. The Milwaukee Brewers strength is the bullpen and without it, Milwaukee would be in big time trouble.

Projected Lineup

(C) Omar Narvaez, (1B) Keston Hiura, (2B) Kolten Wong, (3B) Luis Urias, (SS) Orlando Arcia, (LF) Christian Yelich, (CF) Lorenzo Cain, and (RF) Avisail Garcia.

Outfielder Tyrone Taylor and infielder Mark Mathias will be two of the key backups on the Milwaukee Brewers roster.

Hiura and Urias are going to potentially be two young studs for Milwaukee this season. Keston Hiura is only going to get better for them and Luis Urias has a lot of potential with the glove and the bat also here.

Yelich is the heartbeat of the Milwaukee Brewers. He is one of the best and most electrifying players in the game of baseball.

Christian Yelich can hit for contact and power, and he can also field very well at an elite level. His IQ for the game of baseball is also very high.

Cain is also one of the fastest players in the entire MLB. There is a reason why he is the leadoff hitter for the Milwaukee Brewers. Lorenzo Cain also also steal bases and save runs with his glove and diving catches.

Key Dates

Sunday, February 28th: First spring training game occurred against the Chicago White Sox.

Sunday, April 1st: Opening day at home against the Minnesota Twins.

Monday, April 5th: Road opener against the Chicago Cubs.

Do you think the Milwaukee Brewers will win the National League Central this season or no? Leave a comment below.

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