- Catcher - Jason Kendall
- 1st Baseman - Travis Ishikawa
- 2nd Baseman - Felipe Lopez
- Shortstop - J.J. Hardy
- 3rd Baseman - Miguel Cabrera
- Left Field - Ryan J. Braun
- Center Field - B.J. Upton
- Right Field - Cameron Maybin
- Center Fielder/Right Fielder - Jody Gerut
- 2nd Baseman/Center Fielder - Hernan Iribarren
- Left Fielder/Right Fielder - Frank Catalanatto
- 3rd Baseman/Shortstop/2nd Baseman - Craig Counsell
- Catcher/1st Baseman - Mike Rivera
- Yovani Gallardo
- I NEED A NUMBER 2 STARTER!
- Trevor Cahill
- Manny Parra
- Jeremy Hellickson
- Trevor Hoffman (Closer)
- Todd Coffey
- Mark DeFelice
- Tim Dilliard
- R.J. Swindle
- Claudio Vargas
- Mitch Stetter
Top 10 Prospects
1) Cameron Maybin, OF, Grade A-: He’s got some flaws, but overall I buy into the notion that he will refine his tools into skills. Just don’t expect him to win batting titles.
2) Trevor Cahill, RHP, Grade B+: Borderline A-. I like him an awful lot. Just needs to cut down on the walks a bit. Rate him just a tad higher than Anderson due to a better ceiling.
3) Mat Gamel, 3B, Grade B+: Bat is very impressive, not sure about where he fits on the roster due to defensive limitations.
4) Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, Grade B+: Excellent combination of command with solid stuff.
5) Adrian Cardenas, 2B, Grade B: I think he’s a second baseman. Equivalent to a college junior entering 2009.
6) Brett Lawrie, C, Grade B: One of my favorite players from the 2008 draft. I totally buy into the bat. Only questions about position keep him from B+.
7) Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, Grade B: Huge upside with 100 MPH fastball, putting things together gradually, still learning to pitch.
8) Jon Lucroy, C, Grade B: Strong bat, underrated defense pushes him ahead of Salome in my opinion.
9) Angel Salome, C, Grade B: He can mash, but defense continues to draw mixed reviews, and if he can’t catch where does he play?
10) Lorenzo Cain, OF, Grade B-: Tools guy continues to improve his skills.
- Brewers acquire Scott Kazmir, B.J. Upton, and Jeremy Hellickson from the Rays for Prince Fielder and Carlos Villanueva
- Brewers acquire Trevor Cahill and Adrian Cardenas from the Athletics for Braden Looper, Alcides Escobar, and Jake Odorizzi
- Brewers acquire Travis Ishikawa from the Giants for Bill Hall
- Brewers acquire Hunter Pence from the Astros for Mike Cameron and Taylor Green
- Brewers acquire Cameron Maybin from the Marlins for Hunter Pence, Caleb Gindl, and Cody Scarpetta
- Brewers acquire Miguel Cabrera from the White Sox for Scott Kazmir, Chris Smith, and Casey McGehee