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The Best Lineup Of Former Brewers Currently On Another Team

Sep 5, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Daniel Vogelbach (20) reacts after hitting a grand slam home run in the ninth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 5, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Daniel Vogelbach (20) reacts after hitting a grand slam home run in the ninth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Brewers have seen a number of hitters come and go over the past few years. As the current version of the offense has its frustrations, let’s look at some of the hitters who are now succeeding on other teams.

I attempted to create the best lineup comprised of former Brewers players who are currently playing for another team. I based my selections off of 2022 performance, and only had to stretch the rules with a few selections. Let’s have some fun before the crucial matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend.

The Best Lineup of Former Brewers Players Around The League

Here is the best lineup of former Brewers that I selected, along with some honorable mentions who didn’t quite make the cut.

Big Vogey has a knack at becoming a fan favorite on whatever team he joins, and most recently it has been with the New York Mets. One of the best hitters in the league against RHP, his overall numbers on the season have been solid as well. Slashing .246/.360/.452 with two teams this season and rocking a wRC+ of 130, Vogey was the easy choice at first base

I gave Segura the nod at second base due to his solid performance at the plate the past two seasons. This year Segura has battled an injury to his right index finger, but in 49 games he is hitting .284 with an OPS+ of 109 and a wRC+ of 108. While his numbers are good but not great, Segura provides strong bat to ball skills in the Philadelphia Phillies lineup.

  • Honorable Mention: Johnathan Schoop. Schoop has performed extremely poorly at the plate in 2022, but he ranks in the 100th percentile in Outs Above Average- which is worthy enough to warrant an honorable mention.

I cheated a little bit with this selection in moving Arcia to shortstop. Predominantly playing second base for the Atlanta Braves, he was the exciting young shortstop coming up in the Brewers system. Arcia has majorly struggled with his performance at the plate in his career, but has shown improvements this season after being optioned to Triple-A a handful of times in 2021. In 56 games in 2022 he is posting an OPS+ of 99 and a wRC+ of 102, which are both career highs.

This selection was more by default, as there were a lack of quality candidates. As you may remember, Escobar made an appearance in my article a few weeks ago highlighting three former Brewers who are struggling elsewhere.

He has not really improved since the time that article was posted, but considering he is the starting third baseman for one of the best teams in the National League in the New York Mets, I will give him the benefit of the doubt that something clicks in the final third of the season.

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