Milwaukee Brewers: 7 Projections for 2012 Offense Without Prince Fielder

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Milwaukee Brewers: 7 Projections for 2012 Offense Without Prince Fielder
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The bat of Corey Hart may provide part of the Brewers answer in 2012 without Prince Fielder.

The Milwaukee Brewers fanbase has become one of the most dedicated and passionate in Major League Baseball. 

With the tandem of Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun, fans came out in droves to see Milwaukee's best batch of sluggers since Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews.

Now that Fielder has cashed in his "beast mode" as a Tiger, many fans wonder how the offense will react without the big fella hitting cleanup.

It's quite possible no team has had to replace a 50-home run hitter so young in his career, causing many alarms in Brew Crew Nation.

Will Fielder's loss create a domino effect, reducing the offensive output of the other sluggers?  Will the addition of Aramis Ramirez protect Braun and enable opportunities for others like Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart?

This article takes a swing at projecting the 2012 post-Fielder offense and how seven key individuals will perform for the Brewers.

The method used to come up with these figures includes a raw blend of conventional projection data, gut feeling, player character and style.  Keep in mind, my limited "crystal ball" is one that emphasizes intangibles as being a major indicator of a player's future success or failure.

Let's take a look at the Brewers' potential lineup for 2012, projections for each player and a brief explanation for my modified projections.

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