The Milwaukee Brewers have had a plethora of great center fielders throughout their history. Players like Robin Yount, Carlos Gomez, and Lorenzo Cain played the position extremely well, made All-Star teams, and were fan-favorites throughout their tenure in Milwaukee. However, none of them were named on Bleacher Report‘s list of the 25 greatest centerfielders of the modern era (1970-present). However, five players who spent some time with the Brewers towards the end of their careers made the list.
#23. Devon White (Played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2001)
Devon White played for the Brewers for the last season of his storied career in 2001. By the time he got to Milwaukee, he was already a seven-time Gold Glove award winner, three-time All-Star, and three-time World Series Champion. He joined the Brewers after two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In his lone season with the Brewers, White actually hit well-above his career averages of .263/.319/.419. As a 38-year old in Milwaukee, he hit .277/.343/.459 with 14 home runs and 47 RBI to go with 18 stolen bases.
#22. Curtis Granderson (Played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018)
Unlike White who spent an entire season with the Brewers, Curtis Granderson appeared in just 19 regular season games for the 2018 Milwaukee Brewers after he was acquired at the August 31 trade deadline. The 2018 Brewers team, of course, is one of the most memorable teams in franchise history as they advanced all the way to Game Seven of the NLCS. Granderson got one hit in seven at bats in the playoffs and hit .220/.407/.439 with two home runs and three RBI for Milwaukee in the regular season.
#20. Mike Cameron (Played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 and 2009)
Mike Cameron is the only player on this list who spent more than one season in Milwaukee. He signed with the Brewers prior to the 2008 season and spent two productive seasons with the team. In 2008, the season in which Milwaukee made the postseason for the first time since 1982, he hit .243/.331/.477 with 25 home runs and 70 RBI. The next year, he had very similar numbers, slashing .250/.342.452 with 24 home runs and 70 RBI.
Prior to signing with the Brewers, Cameron won three Gold Glove Awards: two with the Seattle Mariners and one with the San Diego Padres. Cameron ended his career with the Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins.
#9. Andrew McCutchen (Played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2022)
The most recent player to spend time with the Brewers was Andrew McCutchen, the 2013 NL MVP. In his career, McCutchen has four top-five finishes in MVP voting, five All-Star appearances, four Silver Sluggers, and a Gold Glove. All of these came with the Pittsburgh Pirates, with whom McCutchen will play in 2023.
With the Brewers, McCutchen hit .237/.316/.384 with 17 home runs and 69 RBI.
#8. Jim Edmonds (Played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010)
Like Granderson, Jim Edmonds only played for part of a season with the Brewers. Prior to signing as a free agent with the Brewers, Edmonds won eight Gold Glove, made four All-Star teams, won a Silver Slugger, and won a World Series.
2010 would be Edmonds’ last in the Majors and his age 40 season. With Milwaukee, he hit .286/.350/.493 with eight home runs and 20 RBI in 73 games. The Brewers traded Edmonds to the Cincinnati Reds at the trade deadline for Chris Dickerson.
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When Did the Brewers Come to Milwaukee?
The Brewers were founded in 1969 as the Seattle Pilots as part of the American League (AL). After one season, the team relocated to Milwaukee. The Brewers joined the National League (NL) in 1998.
How Did the Brewers Get Their Name?
The Brewers’ name dates back to the early 1900s, originally held by a professional franchise that relocated to become the St. Louis Browns. It honors the beer-brewing industry in and around Milwaukee.
Will the Brewers Win the 2023 World Series?
Sportsbooks have the Brewers at 4000-1 to win the World Series. This is the 14th-best odds among MLB teams. It’s not impossible with players like Christian Yelich, but the odds aren’t in their favor.