The Milwaukee Brewers off-seasons tend to look a lot different than other ball clubs. They often are not making splashy moves, signing free agents to lucrative deals, and always seem to be looking outside of the box in order to construct their roster. This year there are some intriguing international players to consider outside of the top names names of RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto, OF Jung Hoo Lee, and LHP Shōta Imanaga.
Three realistic pitching targets currently playing intentionally that the Milwaukee Brewers could pursue.
Milwaukee Brewers target #1: Yuki Matsui, LHP, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Yuki Matsui, a 28 year old reliever is expected to pitch in the United States in 2024 because he has accrued enough service time in NPB to gain full international free agency. Over 10 seasons he has accumulated 236 career saves including a career best 39 in 2023 and seven seasons of at least 30. His career ERA is an outstanding 2.43 and on the mound he utilizes a unique release point to make his fastball, splitter, slider combination work.
Milwaukee Brewers target #2: Adam Plutko, RHP, LG Twins
Adam Plutko is a 32 year old who last appeared in the major leagues in 2021 with the Baltimore Orioles. Prior to that he had big league experience with the Cleveland Guardians. Over the last two seasons with the LG Twins he has made 49 starts, thrown 285.1 innings, and has a 2.40 ERA. He is starting to gain interest from MLB teams and there is a good chance he signs with someone this offseason.
Milwaukee Brewers target #3: Eric Fedde, RHP, NC Dinos
Erid Fedde was initially drafted 18th overall by the Washington Nationals in 2014. Over six seasons with the Nationals he had a 5.41 ERA. 2023 was his first season with the NC Dinos and the 30 year old excelled by posting a 2.30 ERA over 30 starts. Additionally he struck out more batters (209) than innings pitched (180.1). This one exceptional season may be enough for a team to sign him to a big league deal.
For more coverage on who the Milwaukee Brewers could target in free agency this offseason please check out three non-tendered pitching targets as well as three offensive targets that we identified earlier.
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