Free Agents who could thrive at AFF: #2 Kyle Schwarber
Another potentially familiar face to Milwaukee Brewers fans is former Chicago Cub Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber is going to be one of the most sought after free agents in baseball when free agency resumes and for good reason.
In 2021 as a member of the Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox, Kyle Schwarber posted a home run percentage of 6.8 percent and a hard hit rate of 52.4 percent, both highest on this list. In addition, Schwarber also finished 2021 slugging .554 and a wRC+ of 145, also highest on this list.
While the Milwaukee Brewers would certainly have to pay up for Kyle Schwarber, there is no doubt that the team could use his bat in their lineup. Signing Schwarber would go a very long way in helping to cure the offensive woes that plagued the team during the 2021 season.
Free Agents who could thrive at AFF: #1 Nick Castellanos
Nick Castellanos makes the top of the list of players that could thrive at American Family field for a couple reasons. He is the only player with a higher slugging percentage than Schwarber (.576 to .554) and finished just barely behind him in wRC+ (140 to Schwarber’s 145).
Nick Castellanos also had an impressive 5.8 home run percentage and a strong 46.9 percent hard hit rate. So it is well within reason to believe Castellanos could succeed at a hitter friendly ballpark like American Family Field. It has been suggested by MLB insiders that Milwaukee could be a landing place for the All-Star.
Nick Castellanos turns 30 next month so a short to medium length contract could work well for both Castellanos and the Milwaukee Brewers who would gladly welcome his .309 batting average and 34 home runs to Milwaukee. Not to mention Castellanos is another guy who could offer the Brewers some outfield depth.
These hitters would all thrive here, and there’s a chance the Brewers could sign someone from this list. We have to wait to find out until after the lockout ends.