Milwaukee Brewers All Time Starting Lineup

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The Milwaukee Brewers came into the league in 1969. Over the years they have been known as the Seattle Pilots (1969) and as we know them today the Milwaukee Brewers (1969-Present). The switched from the AL to the NL in 1998. The organization has made 4 playoff appearances, won 1 pennants, and never won a world championship. They have retired 4 numbers. Paul Molitor (4), Robin Yount (19), Rollie Fingers (34), Henry Aaron (44).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season. Since the Brewers spent most of their existence in the AL we have included a designated hitter position.

 

Catcher

Jonathan Lucroy

Jonathan Lucroy, 2014

Key Stats: 6.7 WAR (1st NL), .301/.373/.465, 73 R, 176 H, 53 2B (1st NL), 13 HR, 69 RBI, 66 B, .837 OPS, 11 defensive runs saved

Awards: NL All-Star, 4th in MVP

 

First Base

Cecil Cooper, 1980

Key Stats: 6.8 WAR, .352/.387/.539, 96 R, 219 H, 33 2B, 4 3B, 25 HR, 122 RBI (1st NL), 17 SB, 15 IBB, 335 TB (1st NL)

Awards: NL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 5th in MVP

 

Second Base

Paul Molitor

Paul Molitor, 1979

Key Stats: 5.6 WAR, .322/.372/.469, 88 R, 188 H, 27 2B, 16 3B, 9 HR, 62 RBI, 33 SB, .842 OPS

 

Third Base

Tommy Harper, 1970

Key Stats: 7.4 WAR, .296/.377/.522, 104 R, 179 H, 35 2B, 4 3B, 31 HR, 82 RBI, 38 SB, 77 BB, 315 TB

Awards: NL All-Star, 6th in MVP

 

Shortstop

Robin Yount

Robin Yount, 1982

Key Stats: 10.5 WAR (1st NL), .331/.379/.578 (1st NL), 129 R, 210 H (1st NL), 46 2B (1st NL), 12 3B, 29 HR, 114 RBI, 14 SB, .957 OPS (1st NL), 367 TB (1st NL), 1.8 dWAR

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, AL MVP

 

Left Field

Ryan Braun, 2011

Key Stats: 7.8 WAR, .332/.397/.597 (1st NL), 109 R, 187 H, 38 2B, 6 3B, 33 HR, 111 RBI, 33 SB, .994 OPS (1st NL), 336 TB

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, NL MVP

 

Center Field

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez, 2013

Key Stats: 8.9 WAR (1st NL), .284/.338/.506, 80 R, 152 H, 27 2B, 10 3B, 24 HR, 73 RBI, 40 SB, .843 OPS, 4.6 dWAR, 15 defensive runs saved

Awards: NL All-Star, Gold Glove, 9th in MVP

 

Right Field

Jeremy Burnitz, 1997

Key Stats: 4.8 WAR, .281/.382/.553, 85 R, 139 H, 37 2B, 8 3B, 27 HR, 85 RBI, 20 SB, 75 BB, .934 OPS, 273 TB

 

Designated Hitter

Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder, 2009

Key Stats: 6.3 WAR, .299/.412/.602, 103 R, 177 H, 35 2B, 46 HR, 141 RBI (1st NL), 110 BB, 21 IBB, 1.014 OPS, 356 TB

Awards: NL All-Star, 4th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Mike Caldwell, 1978

Key Stats: 8.1 WAR, 22 Wins, 2.36 ERA, 2.94 FIP, 23 CG (1st AL), 6 SHO, 293 1/3 IP, 131 K, 1.064 WHIP, .234 BAA

Awards: 2nd in CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Teddy Higuera

Teddy Higuera, 1986

Key Stats: 9.4 WAR (1st AL), 20 Wins, 2.79 ERA, 3.40 FIP, 15 CG, 4 SHO, 248 1/3 IP, 207 K, 1.208 WHIP, .241 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, 2nd in CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Ben Sheets, 2004

Key Stats: 7.2 WAR, 12 Wins, 2.70 ERA, 2.65 FIP, 5 CG, 237 IP, 264 K, 0.983 WHIP, 10.0 K/9, 8.25 K/BB (1st NL)

Awards: NL All-Star, 8th in CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Chris Bosio, 1989

Key Stats: 5.5 WAR, 15 Wins, 2.95 ERA, 2.87 FIP, 8 CG, 2 SHO, 234 2/3 IP, 173 K, 1.163 WHIP

 

Starting Pitcher

CC Sabathia

C.C. Sabathia, 2008 (traded to Brewers mid season)

Key Stats: 4.9 WAR, 11 Wins, 1.65 ERA, 2.44 FIP, 7 CG (1st NL), 3 SHO (1st NL), 130 2/3 IP, 128 K, 1.003 WHIP, 5.12 K/BB, .222 BAA

Awards: 5th in CY Young, 6th in MVP

 

Closer

Rollie Fingers, 1981

Key Stats: 4.2 WAR, 28 SV (1st AL), 1.04 ERA, 2.07 FIP, 78 IP, 61 K, 0.872 WHIP, 4.69 K/BB, .198 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, AL CY Young, AL MVP

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