In a few weeks, we’ll be running a two-team mock expansion draft here at MLBTR – just for the fun of it! Currently, we’re creating 15-player protected lists for each of the existing 30 teams. You can catch up on the rules for player eligibility here.
So far, we’ve covered the Reds, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers, Mariners, Athletics, Angels, Astros, Twins, Royals, Tigers, Indians, White Sox, Rays, Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Orioles. The Brewers are up next.
First, we’ll remove free agents Ryan Braun, Brett Anderson, Justin Smoak, David Phelps, Eric Sogard, Jedd Gyorko, and Brock Holt from consideration. Many of those players have club options for 2021, but we won’t make the Brewers use a protected spot on them. Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain will make the list by virtue of their no-trade clauses. In total, we’ll protect 11 players out of the gate:
That leaves four spots for the following 17 players. Click here to review contract statuses and team control. Assume the expansion draft is taking place in November 2020.
With that, we turn it over to the MLBTR readership! In the poll below (direct link here), select exactly four players you think the Brewers should protect in our upcoming mock expansion draft. Click here to view the results.