Christian Yelich these past two seasons has–undoubtedly–been the face of the franchise but another player in his second year for the Milwaukee Brewers is having a great year so far in 2019.
Mike Moustakas is in his second year for the Milwaukee Brewers and he is making sure that he becomes a household name. So far, he is doing just that.
What happened last season?
Moustakas spent 2011 to mid-2018 with the Kansas City. He came to the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline of last season and he instantly became a positive presence in the clubhouse and on the diamond. He hit eight home runs the remainder of the season and had a slash line of .256/.326/.441/.767 and 33 RBIs after arriving in Milwaukee.
One of the finest moments Moustakas had in Milwaukee was his walk-off single in game one of the NLDS against Colorado in extra innings.
How did he return to the Brewers?
Moustakas was a free agent at the end of 2018 and hadn’t decided where he wanted to play at. But then the wild fires had started in California and his former Milwaukee Brewers’ teammates Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun reached out to him and all three of them started the California Strong Foundation. It became an instant success.
After spending time with his former teammates, it was clear that Moustakas was coming back to Milwaukee the next season. But with a catch. This time he will play second base instead of third.
How is the 2019 seasons going?
Moustakas is silently becoming one of the dangerous players at the plate this season. He was the first Brewer to hit a home run this year on Opening Day, and he hasn’t looked back since.
As Yelich is having another outstanding year, Moustakas is making sure he does not go unnoticed when it comes to key situations. So far, his 2019 slash line is .262/.331/.537 with 11 home runs and 29 RBIs.
Also with Travis Shaw not having the best season and now spending some time on the Injured List, Moustakas is back to playing his primary position at third base and it appears he has not missed a step.
Will Moustakas have a career year and maybe sign on to stay with the Milwaukee Brewers? We shall see how the 2019 season ends, but the early returns are very positive.