Ryan Braun Is 2012's Most Valuable Brewer
We're kicking off our player-by-player look at the 2012 Brewers today with the team's most valuable player, Ryan Braun.
MVBrewer #2: Aramis Ramirez
The Brewers got everything they could have hoped for from their biggest offseason acquisition in 2012.
Most Valuable Brewers 2012
Our BCB Community-voted look at 2012's top performers
MVBrewers #3: Yovani Gallardo
Yovani Gallardo's 2nd consecutive 200-inning, 200-strikeout season launches him to 3rd place in MVBrewers voting
MVBrewer #4: Corey Hart
Coming in at #4 in the player-by-player look at 2012 is Corey Hart. His bat helped keep the offense going, but the real value that Hart provided may have come from an in-season position switch.
MVBrewer#5: Norichika Aoki
Even the most optimistic Brewer fans have to be pleasantly surprised by what the Brewers got from Aoki this season.
MVBrewer #6: Jonathan Lucroy
An unfortunately-timed suitcase injury prevented Jonathan Lucroy from having the cliche "breakout year", but we have now seen legitimate proof of the promise he has at the plate and in the field.
MVBrewer #8: Zack Greinke
While he was only with the Brewers for four months of 2012, Zack Greinke's contribution to the Brewers was undeniable. His final contribution to the team may have a lasting impact in the next six seasons.
MVBrewer #9: Marco Estrada
Estrada went from afterthought middle reliever to top half of the rotation starter in 2012.
MVBrewers #10: Mike Fiers
A somewhat disappointing Brewer season could have gotten much worse without this surprising contribution.
MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Martin Maldonado
The rookie catcher came out of nowhere to stabilize one of the game's most important positions.
MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Rickie Weeks
Can Weeks put his slow first half behind him and bounce back in 2013?
MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Jim Henderson
After ten years in the minors, Jim Henderson made the most of his first major league opportunity in 2012.
MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Mark Rogers
Mark Rogers needed a good 2012 season to keep his career with the Brewers going. His season will keep him in the conversation for the Brewers rotation in 2013.
MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Shaun Marcum
By most objective measures Shaun Marcum didn't have a *bad* season, just a disappointing one.
MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Wily Peralta
Wily Peralta's stock was pretty high coming into 2012 and took a hit early, but might be even higher going into 2013.
MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Jean Segura
The new shortstop of the future held his own in his Brewer debut, creating some hope that the position may finally be stable.
Still Lesser Brewers: The Final 11
We're wrapping up our player-by-player look at the 2012 Brewers today with one final post to cover the eleven players we have not yet discussed.
Lesser Brewers: Jeff Bianchi
Could another waiver claim from the Cubs be the answer on the Brewer bench?
Lesser Brewers: Taylor Green
Have we gone from "Free Taylor Green" to "Taylor Green: Free To A Good Home" in one year?
Lesser Brewers: Tyler Thornburg
The lone 2010 Brewer draft pick to reach the majors to date certainly had an interesting debut season.
Lesser Brewers: Brandon Kintzler
Kintzler only appeared in 14 games in 2012, but he certainly overcame enough to get there.
Lesser Brewers: Livan Hernandez
2012 was a rough year for several Brewers, but I think it's pretty easy to pinpoint the team's least valuable player.
Lesser Brewers: Chris Narveson
If the left-handed starter can bounce back to the way he pitched in 2011, it'll answer a fair number of questions about the team in 2013.
Lesser Brewers: Mat Gamel
A door to the big leagues finally opened for the longtime Brewer prospect in 2012, but has it closed again?
Lesser Brewers: Alex Gonzalez
His early injury left a hole the Brewers spent most of the 2012 season trying to plug.
Lesser Brewers: Manny Parra
This might be the end of the road for the polarizing long-time Brewer.
Lesser Brewers: Kameron Loe
One of the Brewers' most reliable relievers from 2010-11 had a down year in 2012 and now he's looking for work.
Lesser Brewers: Logan Schafer
Is the longtime top prospect ready to make the jump to being a full time big leaguer in 2013?
Lesser Brewers: Randy Wolf
Randy Wolf helped fill some innings for the Brewers, but couldn't repeat the effectiveness that he had in 2011.
Lesser Brewers: George Kottaras
George Kottaras filled two roles for the Brewers: Backup catcher and personal catcher for Randy Wolf. He had a chance to be more than that, but the emergence of another catcher would result in ending his tenure in Milwaukee.
Lesser Brewers: Travis Ishikawa
Travis Ishikawa spent most of the 2012 season on the bench, but he helped fill some holes the Brewers had throughout the season and helped get the team through a few tough stretches.
Lesser Brewers: Nyjer Morgan
After a 2011 season that turned him into a Brewers legend, Nyjer Morgan took a big step back in 2012 and ended up as a bench player for most of the season.
MVBrewers Honorable Mention: Francisco Rodriguez
K-Rod's up-and-down season may not have impressed the baseball world, but his strong August and September earn him the final MVBrewers Honorable Mention.
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