The Milwaukee Brewers answered a number of positional questions in their surprise breakout season of 2017. But one area where they'll head into the off-season boasting no obvious long-term answer will be second base, thanks mostly to the unexpected flameout of Jonathan Villar. "That’s a position we’re going to have to take a long look at," general manager David Stearns conceded at the team's season wrap-up news conference at Miller Park on Tuesday. "I think we have multiple talented players who we have under control who have the ability to be everyday second basemen. We didn’t get that level of production this year from some of those players, so we will have to determine whether we think that was an aberration this year, or whether we think that’s more to the norm." The 26-year-old Villar seemingly had become a building block with the Brewers after a breakout 2016 season in which he hit .285 with 19 home runs and 63 runs batted in and led the major leagues with 62 stolen bases. He played both shortstop and third base that season before being pegged as the team's second baseman moving forward.
Brewers will be seeking answers at second base in off-season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Oct 4