The Projected 2012 Milwaukee Brewers Lineup (with Braun)

Ryan Braun

I was pretty certain that Braun was going to be just fine after the suspension as he has always been a star player in the MLB. That said, the recent news of his suspension being over turned is not just great news for Braun and his fantasy owners but also the whole Brewers line-up.

Yes, Braun is now a top 10 guy, probably top 5, especially if your league requires LF CF RF and not just OF spots.  He’s also an instant keeper in any and all formats.That said, his real impact is that he fits nicely in the 3 hole of this line-up.

I feel pretty good about the Brewers signing A. Ramirez to fill in at clean up for Prince Fielder.The line-up doesn’t look so bad with the superstar where he belongs, at the heart of the order:

AB Runs HR RBI SB AVG
1 Nyjer Morgan  CF 523 66 4 32 24 .256
2 Rickie Weeks  2B 485 86 18 65 12 .270
3 Ryan Braun LF 370 62 20 69 16 .314
4 Aramis Ramirez 3B 498 74 24 85 1 .293
5 Corey Hart RF 525 79 25 76 16 .267
6 Mat Gamel 1B 455 56 18 64 2 .243
7 Jonathan Lucroy C 450 56 13 61 3 .269
8 Alex Gonzalez SS 550 61 16 61 3 .244

The above is the projected line-up with our original projected numbers if the suspension would have held.

AB Runs HR RBI SB AVG
1 Najer Morgan  CF 523 72 4 32 24 .256
2 Rickie Weeks  2B 485 92 18 65 12 .270
3 Ryan Braun LF 575 98 31 101 26 .314
4 Aramis Ramirez 3B 498 74 24 93 1 .293
5 Cory Hart RF 525 79 25 82 16 .267
6 Matt Gamel 1B 455 56 18 64 2 .243
7 Jonathan Lucroy C 450 56 13 61 3 .269
8 Alex Gonzalez SS 550 61 16 61 3 .244

I have made slight adjustments to some guys in the top 5 with, of course, huge adjustments to Braun.

I don’t think Braun will have a ridiculous impact on other guys numbers, but he will certainly have an impact, and maybe more on Aramis than I project here.

It also kills any worth Carlos Gomez would have had this season.

The added run support should gain some wins across the board for the pitching staff, and a few more save opportunities for John Axford.

Check out our other projected lineups.

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