5 More Statistical Milestones Brewers Players Can Reach In 2022
By David Gasper
Andrew McCutchen – 1,000 career RBIs (Current: 947)
Andrew McCutchen has been around the league for a long time. Drafted in 2005, in that same vaunted 2005 first round class that also included Ryan Braun, McCutchen has been a menace to pitchers for 14 years now in the big leagues.
McCutchen came into the 2022 season with 933 career RBIs. 725 of them came with the Pirates of course, where he spent nine years of his career.
So far in 2022, prior to his Covid IL placement, McCutchen drove in 14 runs, bringing his career RBI total to 947. He needs just 53 more to reach 1,000.
That means he needs 67 RBIs on the year to get there. That should be a pretty attainable number for McCutchen this year. He’s achieved the 67 RBI mark in every full season he’s played in except one dating back to 2011. The only year he was short was 2018, when he had 65 RBIs.
Granted, McCutchen is in more of a part-time role with the Brewers and the extended stay on the Covid IL hasn’t helped, but there’s a good chance he can stay on pace to reach this milestone. He hits in the middle of the order, which will give him plenty of opportunities to add to that RBI total.
Lorenzo Cain: 200 stolen bases (Current: 189)
Coming into 2022 and the last year of his contract with the Brewers, Lorenzo Cain needed 12 stolen bases to reach the 200 mark. Andrew McCutchen just reached that mark himself not too long ago. Cain is trying to come in right behind him.
Cain has stolen at least 12 bases in every single season of his career dating back to 2013, with the exception of 2020 when he opted out after five games.
Even with Cain in an offensive decline, he still has shown he has his speed and he should be able to accomplish 12 stolen bases this year. He’s already swiped one bag, meaning he has 11 more to go.