The Milwaukee Brewers won't know for sure until Ryan Braun starts playing on at least a semiregular basis in spring training, but all parties are optimistic about the procedure he underwent after the 2014 season to treat a nagging thumb injury.
Braun's thumb injury was thought to be largely responsible for his struggles last season, as he batted .266/.324/.453. All of those numbers were the worst of his career. Braun could easily bounce back if the thumb injury is finally behind him, but he will be one of the riskier players come draft day.
Analyst: Steve Pimental View Profile