Brewers: Three Free Agent Outfielders that Make Sense for Milwaukee

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Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Adam Duvall, Atlanta Braves (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Adam Duvall

Adam Duvall, who hit 16 home runs in 57 games, had a slugging percentage of .532, with a wRC+ of 116 was non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves Wednesday.

Duvall was projected to earn more than $4MM, and is 32. He spent a majority of his time in left field, and did see time in right as well as a single inning in center field. With pop, and lots of strikeouts, he appears as a match made in heaven for the Brewers.

Despite having a low exit velocity (38th percentile), Duvall barreled the ball 13.9% of the time, which was in the 89th percentile. Duvall will never hit for average, he is a career .232, and projected to stay that way, but a career .467 slugging percentage is nothing to sneeze at.

In addition to outfield, Duvall has experience playing both corner infield spots, albiet a small sample size, but his versatility would be utilized with Milwaukee. Especially with Jedd Gyroko, who split time between first and third base, being let go.

Similar to Schwarber and Mazara, Duvall is an offense first player, with servicable defense, but he could still be a valuable player to Milwaukee off the bench, and in the field when one of the regulars gets a day off.

It may be too much to expect Duvall to replicate his 40+ home run clip that he was on this season, but Miller Park does play more home run friendly than Truist Park according to 2020 Park Factors. Duvall, who did spend time in Cincinnati, does have a career .828 OPS in 95 career plate appearances in Miller Park.

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Are any of these moves likely? It is tough to say, however there is value to be had on the market. It just takes a phone call and the right amount of money for Stearns to work his magic.

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