The fourth of five parts.
4. A strong full season from Jean Segura
Segura hit decently well as a rookie after a slow start (.264/.321/.331) and to my eyes played well enough at shortstop to secure the spot to begin the 2013 season. I expect him to see more days off than any of the other regulars, especially considering his age and the fact that he played winter ball this year in the Dominican Republic. (He won that league's batting title.)
He's young (22) and he'll be under contract through 2019, giving the Brewers plenty of time to let him develop, though that development projects to be at the Major League level a la the Rickie Weeks/Carlos Gomez model. Without expecting too much of him my hope is that he picks up where he left off last season (and during winter ball) without fading during the second half due to his heavy 2012 workload.