Milwaukee Brewers on ESPN Top 500 MLB Players List

ESPN is slowly revealing its list of the best 500 players in baseball, heading into the 2012 season.

This was determined by a team of 34 “experts” (their word) were given a list of the top 600 players projected to play in the Major Leagues this season.

Using a 0-10 scale, they evaluated “only the quality of each player for the 2012 season” which means no past performance should be factored in, though we know that likely won’t be the case.

In the event of ties, ZiPS was used to project performance and therefore break those ties.

I make this post to pull out the Brewers players as they are revealed.

The surveying took place over the last two weeks of February, so I’m very interested to see where Ryan Braun’s final ranking comes in.

Ages listed are as of July 1, 2012.

Without further ado, here are the Brewers that have been revealed to this point on the list:

Rank – Name – Position – Age – Twitter handle (if appicable)

# 6 – Ryan Braun – LF – Age: 28
# 42 – Zack Greinke
– RHP – Age: 29
# 53 – Yovani Gallardo
– RHP – Age: 26
# 84 – John Axford – RHP – Age: 29 – @JohnAxford
# 90 – Rickie Weeks
– 2B – Age: 29
# 130 – Shaun Marcum
– RHP – Age: 30
# 133 – Aramis Ramirez
– 3B – Age: 34
# 144 – Corey Hart
– RF – Age: 30
# 173 – Francisco Rodriguez
– RHP – Age: 30 – @El_kid_rod57
#232 – Randy Wolf
– LHP – Age: 35
# 320 – Alex Gonzalez – SS – Age: 35
# 330 – Jonathan Lucroy – C – Age: 26
# 331 – Nyjer Morgan
 – CF – Age: 31 – @TheRealTPlush
# 362 – Chris Narveson
– LHP – Age: 30 – @sleep_trick
# 458 – Carlos Gomez – CF – Age: 26 – @C_Gomez27
# 461 – Mat Gamel – 1B – Age: 26 – @JMGamel

I will be updating this post daily as more names are announced.

(A cool little bonus to the list is that ESPN is including confirmed Twitter handles for players when they know them, and while they’ve included Chris Narveson’s, they skipped both Gomez’ and Gamel’s. I have included them in this post.)

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