All-Time Milwaukee Brewers Draft

All-Time Milwaukee Brewers Draft

This article is part of our MLB Observations series.

On Easter Sunday afternoon (and evening in Portugal), Greg Ambrosius, Chris Liss and I got together and drafted our All-Time Brewers team. We quickly learned two things - the list of accomplished pitchers on the Brewers was pretty thin, and that Greg really loved his 70's and 80's era Brewers. Oh, and Liss actually drafted Dave Bush as one of his pitchers.

Reminders:

  • You only get the players from the time they were on the Brewers. So you could theoretically take Gary Sheffield, but it would be a bad pick.
  • You only get the players at the positions that they played with the Brewers. So in this case, Liss was saved from himself when he tried to take Sheffield, because he only had an open outfield spot, and Sheffield was still just a 3B/SS with the Brewers.
  • This is a good at baseball draft, not a fantasy draft. So it doesn't matter that Liss will have way more saves than Greg or I. Nor will it matter that he's way behind in wins.

I gave Greg first choice to select his spot, KDS-style, and he opted for first, Liss opted to go second. As you can see, those were the obvious choices.

RdTeamPlayer
1GregRobin Yount
1LissPaul Molitor
1JeffRyan Braun
2JeffChristian Yelich
2LissRollie Fingers
2GregCecil Cooper
3GregPrince Fielder
3LissJosh Hader
3JeffTeddy Higuera
4JeffBen Sheets
4LissGorman Thomas
4GregJim Gantner
5GregGeoff Jenkins
5LissLorenzo Cain
5JeffYovani Gallardo
6JeffRickie Weeks
6LissDon Money
6GregDan Plesac
7GregMike Caldwell
7LissTed Simmons
7JeffJeff Cirillo
8JeffSixto Lezcano
8LissJ.J. Hardy
8GregBen Ogilve
9GregJim Slaton
9LissAramis Ramirez
9JeffGreg Vaughn
10JeffMoose Haas
10LissBrandon Woodruff
10GregCharlie Moore
11GregCorey Hart
11LissDave Bush
11JeffMike Fetters
12JeffChris Bosio
12LissPete Vukovich
12GregJim Colborn
13GregBill Wegman
13LissJeromy Burnitz
13JeffJose Valentin
14JeffDave Nillson
14LissRichie Sexson
14GregB.J. Surhoff
15GregJohn Axford
15LissCorey Knebel
15JeffGeorge Scott

Rosters By Position:

 GregLissJeff
CCharlie MooreTed SimmonsDave Nillson
1BCecil CooperRichie SexsonRyan Braun
2BJim GantnerDon MoneyRickie Weeks
3BB.J. SurhoffPaul MolitorJeff Cirillo
SSRobin YountJ.J. HardyJose Valentin
    
OF1Geoff JenkinsGorman ThomasSixto Lezcano
OF2Ben OglivieLorenzo CainChristian Yelich
OF3Corey HartJeromy BurnitzGreg Vaughn
UTPrince FielderAramis RamirezGeorge Scott
    
P1Dan PlesacRollie FIngersTeddy Higuera
P2Mike CaldwellJosh HaderBen Sheets
P3Jim SlatonBrandon WoodruffYovani Gallardo
P4Jim ColbornDave BushMoose Haas
P5Bill WegmanPete VukovichMike Fetters
P6John AxfordCorey KnebelChris Bosio

Who won this draft? Which players were notable omissions? Who else besides Dave Bush should not have been drafted?

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Greg Ambrosius
Ambrosius is the founder of the National Fantasy Baseball, Football and Basketball Championship and the Director of Fantasy Games at STATS LLC. For more information on any of the three high-stakes games, go to nfbc.stats.com. He's also only one of five people in both the FSTA and FSWA hall of fame.
Jeff Erickson
Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
Chris Liss
Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.
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