The Milwaukee Brewers recently signed first baseman Rhys Hoskins to a two year, $34 million contract that includes a player opt out after a first season and a mutual option for a third season. He is perhaps the best hitting first baseman in this year’s free agent class and national media is recognizing how great of a signing this is for the Brew Crew.
Internet personality from Jomboy Media Jake Storiale praised the Milwaukee Brewers signing Rhys Hoskins.
“I love the Rhys (Hoskins) signing to Milwaukee. It felt obvious when it happened. Milwaukee is a very calculated franchise. They can’t have a lot of misses and man Rhys Hoskins, as long as he is on the field for 100 games he hits 27 home runs.”
-Jake Storiale on Wake and Jake
Rhys Hoskins could’ve been one of the best bats in this free agent class if he wasn’t hurt.
A torn ACL in spring training cost Rhys Hoskins all of the 2023 season. There never is a good time for injuries but last spring he was entering the season in his final year of team control, had put up solid numbers every season, and had a monstrous post season. If he didn’t get hurt he could’ve been one of the best bats in this year’s free agent class.
“All the conversations we’ve had about this year’s free agency: Belli, he was awesome last year and he was obviously awesome with a big gap in between. Matt Chapman, platinum type defender but what are you going to get with that bat?”
“Rhys Hoskins is consistent as consistent comes, he just missed a year with a torn ACL. This free agency, if he just had a regular Rhys Hoksins season, I think we’d be talking about him as the second most reliable bat.”
The points raised by Jake Storiale are interesting. It also creates a sense that if Rhys Hoskins performs as expected in 2024 that he will opt out of his deal, re-enter free agency, and ink a longer term deal elsewhere.
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