The 2021 Milwaukee Brewers have been led by a dominant pitching staff, being responsible for a large part of the team’s success. At times, the offense has showed sign of life, but for the most part, they have disappointed. However, In July the Brewers had one of the best offenses in baseball.
With the All-Star break being in July, the Brewers played 24 games last month. 14 of their July games came against the Pirates and Reds. The remaining teams played were the Mets, Royals, White Sox and Braves. In summary, the month was a good mixture of facing elite pitchers, average overall talent, and a few lesser quality arms.
The Brewers scored 127 total runs during these 24 games, which is good enough for eighth-most across baseball. After the All-Star break, the team played 13 games and scored 85 runs. Only four other teams scored more runs during that stretch. Most impressively, their 5.8 July fWAR was the best in baseball!
The #Brewers finished July with the highest offensive fWAR in baseball with 5.8. They also had a wRC+ of 110 in July
— Josh Waldoch (@joshwaldoch) August 1, 2021
Along with having the highest July fWAR, the Brewers additionally had the highest team on-base percentage at .349. They recorded the second most walks while also hitting .263 as a team. Both of these are recipes for success!
From a player standpoint, Avisaíl García and Tyrone Taylor lead the Brewers with 17 RBI’s each. Willy Adames was third with 13 and Rowdy Tellez fourth with 12.
Missing from this list is Christian Yelich. With Yelich struggling for a second season in a row, Avisaíl García and Willy Adames have been the most productive hitters this year. At one point, Adames was playing like a MVP candidate.
Eduardo Escobar was acquired near the trade deadline and joined the Brewers for just two July games. Escobar projects to be an impact bat, so it should be fun to see what his August numbers look like. Lorenzo Cain was activated from the IL on July 27th and has hit the ground running.
All of this indicates that the offense should only continue to improve. This will be crucial, as the team looks to win the National League Central and make a play-off push.
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