2 Brewers who've exceeded expectations through 50 games and 2 who've fallen short
By Drew Koch
Owen Miller has exceeded expectations through the Brewers' first 50 games.
Nobody saw this one coming. What Owen Miller has done through the first 50 games of the 2023 season has been quite impressive. The infielder leads the Milwaukee Brewers in several meaningful categories.
Not only does Miller lead the Brewers in both batting average and on-base percentage, but slugging and OPS as well. Only the aforementioned Rowdy Tellez has more hits than the 26-year-old.
Miller, who's from Wisconsin, was little more than a bench bat for the Cleveland Guardians in 2022. But the way he's swinging the bat through the first 50 games of 2023 has solidified Miller as an everyday player.
How the Milwaukee Brewers will divide the playing time once Luis Urias and Luke Voit return from the IL is anyone's guess, but there's no way that Brewers manager Craig Counsell can keep Owen Miller on the bench.
The Brewers' offseason trade to land Miller for a player to be named later is arguably the front office's best of this past offseason. No player on the Milwaukee roster has been a bigger surprise through the first 50 games of the 2023 season.