It’s hard to believe, but Brewers baseball is almost back! Next month, teams will gather at Spring Training and begin preparations for the 2023 season. The Brewers had a rough end to the 2022 season and missed the postseason for the first time since 2017. Here are three reasons to be optimistic about the Brewers this season.
Brewers Baseball Sports Young Outfield With Loads Of Talent
The Brewers added veteran Jesse Winker from Seattle, and he is expected to handle most of the DH duties. Brewers baseball also has Christian Yelich and Tyrone Taylor. Yelich will be the opening day left fielder, and Taylor will also see a lot of playing time.
However, the story over the last few seasons has been the talk and development of the outfielders in the Brewers farm system. This includes two first-round picks, Garrett Mitchell and Sal Frelick. Joey Wiemer is a very good power hitter, and Jackson Chourio has the potential to be a star.
We only saw Garrett Mitchell last season with the big league club. We saw firsthand how fast he is and how much he can impact a game. In only 28 games, Mitchell hit .311. Right now, I think he is the opening day center fielder.
I don’t think we’ll see Joey Wiemer and Jackson Chourio for a few more years, but I think there is a good chance we will see Sal Frelick at some point in 2023.
Brewers baseball has starting pitching as good as any unit in the big leagues. What’s even better is they return their entire rotation. We know how dominant Corbin Burnes is and how consistent Brandon Woodruff can be. However, the Brewers have gotten good production from Freddy Peralta (despite being injured most of 2022) and Eric Lauer as well.
Milwaukee also picked up Wade Miley this offseason. He could hold down the final spot in the rotation, or he could pick up a lot of innings in the bullpen. Don’t forget about Adrian Houser and Aaron Ashby, as both have starting experience too.
Brewers Baseball Looking To Rebound
86 wins for the Brewers in 2022 were not good enough. There wasn’t enough consistency, especially on the offensive. The starting pitching took losses they didn’t deserve to lose. In this day of MLB, you have to be able to put the ball in play. Quite frankly, over the last few seasons, the Brewers have not been good at that.
St. Louis ended up winning the NL Central with 93 wins. If Brewers baseball plays consistently throughout the year, they have a team that can win 93 games and then some. Despite the slow end to the year, the Brewers were not eliminated until the last few days of the regular season.
I believe the Brewers will be sitting on that over the winter. Expect them to rebound and be a contender in the NL Central. The Cardinals are good, but the Brewers can hang with them.
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