Milwaukee Brewers: Keon Broxton Is Making Noise
By Trevor Hooth
The Milwaukee Brewers had to make a tough decision regarding their outfielders. Ultimately, Keon Broxton and Brett Phillips found themselves in Triple A to start 2018.
When the final decisions were made for the Milwaukee Brewers roster, Keon Broxton was not happy about them. Since then, Phillips has been recalled and sent down, leaving Broxton stuck in the minors. That being said, the soon to be 28 year old outfielder is tearing it up for Colorado Springs.
It should come as no surprise that Broxton can hit in Triple A. He was a 20/20 player in the MLB last season. Plus, it does not hurt that Colorado Springs is a hitters paradise. Regardless, good performances are good performances.
Through six games to start the year, Broxton is hitting .391 with three homers and six steals. This does not include his two for two start in game seven. One of the two hits was a homer, and it put his batting average at .440.
Can He Keep It Up?
Well, considering the location it would not be surprising. Even bad stretches in Colorado Springs can look better than bad stretches elsewhere. That being said, we know that Broxton is a very streaky hitter.
His career splits by month are so back and forth. Broxton’s batting average goes from sub .200 to over .250, then declines to sub .200 again. There is a chip on his shoulder now, though. He wants to prove that the Milwaukee Brewers made a mistake by not putting him on the Opening Day roster.
What Does The Performance Mean?
Best case scenario, another team buys into the hype. There is too much talent and potential for Broxton to make an impact in Milwaukee. So, if he can convince another team that he is worth a shot because he is playing so well, that is good. After all, a 20/20 season with a .220 batting average really makes you wonder. Even if he hits .250, his numbers look a lot better.
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The Milwaukee Brewers outfield depth is awesome, and that is apparent with Broxton. He is off to an amazing start, and that is a good problem to have. At the rate the Brewers are getting hurt, it won’t be too long until he is forced into the MLB level anyway.