Heading into 2014 there was a lot of speculation around the Brewers and first base. Who’s really on first? Last year, posting a cumulative WAR near -5 at the position was unacceptable, so the Brewers reloaded with a couple of veterans to go along with holdovers from 2013. The question is who will finish the 2014 season playing first?
There’s a chance Francisco will improve, but it’s not likely he will improve a lot. Everything is okay, just a notch below average, resulting in a WAR just below zero.
Verdict: 10% Chance of finishing 2014 as the Brewers’ first baseman.
If you take last year’s limited use and average across a full season you could expect 15 home runs, 66 runs batted in, and an average around .235.