The Milwaukee Brewers have one of the worst OPS stats among centerfielders (rank 28th in MLB). Lorenzo Cain was designated for assignment, Tyrone Taylor is on IL, and Jonathan Davis is as light-hitting an outfielder as one can imagine. Down in Nashville, the Brewers HAD centerfielder David Dahl, who was slashing .294/.357/.468 with nine home runs and 41 RBI. Emphasis, of course, on the word “had.” The Brewers just released Dahl in a flurry of minor league roster moves.
Minor league roster moves:
• C Jakson Reetz ➡️ Nashville (AAA)
• C Brent Diaz ➡️ Biloxi (AA)
• C Terence Doston ➡️ Wisconsin (A+)
• RHP Michael Perdomo ➡️ ACL Brewers Gold
• OF David Dahl has been released
— Brewers Player Development (@BrewersPD) July 11, 2022
David Dahl is a five-year MLB veteran with career averages of .272/.319/.463. He was a National League All-Star in 2019 while playing for the Colorado Rockies. That season for the Brewers’ Triple-A team, Dahl hit .302/.353/.524 with 15 home runs and 61 RBI.
David Dahl Gone; What Are the Brewers Even Doing in the Outfield?
The fact that Jonathan Davis was called up over David Dahl is still a headscratcher. David Dahl has been outperforming him all season and is a proven Major League hitter. Since the Brewers have been without Hunter Renfroe and Tyrone Taylor (both on IL), they have trotted Jace Peterson and Keston Hiura out to the corner outfield spots almost daily. Centerfield has been a combination of Davis and Andrew McCutchen. So far in 2022, Dahl has a higher batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage than all of them (albeit at Triple-A).
Do the Brewers really expect fans to believe that these options in the outfield are better than David Dahl? What are we even doing here? Is there a trade on the horizon? Whatever is going on, the outfield situation has become very frustrating.
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This article does nothing but talk about batting averages which is o my part of the story. Let’s highlight some of the OUTSTANDING defense Davis has played over the course of his career and what an amazing minor league season he’s had in 2022.
Making room for a new outfielder.