The Brewers were one of the last teams in the league to make a public announcement, but we finally know who will be reporting to Miller Park when Summer Camp (now with a logo and everything) begins on the 4th of July.
You may have noticed the Brewers are only announcing the players headed to what amounts to big league camp, and not their entire 60-player pool. The organization can still name the rest of those players later (and we already know one of those players will be Tyrone Taylor, after he was “optioned” to the secondary squad in Appleton over the weekend).
The 45 players in the Miller Park camp more or less looks like the group that was still in big league camp when Spring Training was shut down in mid-March. As Adam McCalvy notes, there are a handful of players on the 40-man roster who aren’t on the list.
By my count, the Brewers left four players from the 40-man roster off the Summer Camp list. They could be part of the next wave to be assigned to the alternate training site in Appleton: Corey Ray, Tyrone Taylor, Trey Supak and Angel Perdomo.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 29, 2020
Those players McCalvy mentioned seem to be 4 of the 15 players yet to be announced to fill out the 60-man pool. Other spots could be filled by non-roster players, including a few top prospects, as David Stearns indicated last week.
Also interesting are the non-roster players who *are on the 45-man “big league camp” list — pitchers Zack Brown, Jake Faria, Shelby Miller, Mike Morin and Drew Rasmussen, DH candidate Logan Morrison, utility player Jace Peterson and outfielder Keon Broxton. All have a chance to make the expanded New Opening Day roster given the unique skills they bring to the table, and Craig Counsell’s plans to take 14 or 15 pitchers out of camp into the season.