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Brewers: 8 Free Agents Who Could Thrive at American Family Field

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Tampa Bay Rays in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 02, 2021 in New York City. The Rays defeated the Yankees 12-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Tampa Bay Rays in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 02, 2021 in New York City. The Rays defeated the Yankees 12-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 02: Jorge Soler #12 of the Atlanta Braves hits a three run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning in Game Six of the World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 02, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Free Agents who could thrive at AFF: #4 Jorge Soler

Jorge Soler was another mid-season acquisition by the Atlanta Braves in 2021, like Eddie Rosario, Soler is primarily an outfielder, mainly right field, and also an occasional designated hitter, which the Milwaukee Brewers will need in 2022.

In 2021, Jorge Soler posted a 4.5 home run percentage, including 5.8 after his trade to Atlanta. Over the course of the year Soler had a hard hit percentage of 46.8 and slugged .432. Jorge Soler finished 2021 with a wRC+ of 101.

Despite a solid finish to his season, Jorge Soler, who turns 30 on February 25th, had a down year in 2021 compared to his 2019 and 2020 seasons, perhaps that slight dip in his production could allow the small market Milwaukee Brewers to swoop in and grab him. Fellow Reviewing the Brew writer Matt Carroll highlighted Soler and the previously mentioned Nelson Cruz as predicted Brewers signings.

Free Agents who could thrive at AFF: #3 Colin Moran

Milwaukee Brewers fans may recognize the name Colin Moran as he has been a Brewer killer for years. Moran, who turns 30 in October, has spent most of his major league career with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a first baseman. The Brewers elected not to tender a deal to Daniel Vogelbach, leaving Rowdy Tellez as the Brewers lone first baseman.

Colin Moran may make a perfect Brewers target because he didn’t have a strong 2021, however going back to 2018, 2019 and 2020 Moran has put up some really solid and some impressive numbers in his past few seasons.

Colin Moran profiles as a type of free agent the Brewers would look to sign on a team friendly deal compared to some of the other players on this list as a potential bounce back player. In addition to his bat Moran would also fit a need in the field.

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