3 under-the-radar Brewers players off to a good start in 2023
By Drew Koch
2. Brian Anderson has been an under-the-radar performer for the Brewers.
Brian Anderson had been a solid major leaguer for some time before joining the Milwaukee Brewers this past offseason. Anderson was a steady presence in the Miami Marlins organization and was viewed as your prototypical utility player. During his time in South Beach, Anderson posted a slash line of .256/.341/.410.
Outside of a two-year stretch from 2018-2019, Anderson was little more than a replacement level player. But to begin the 2023 season, Anderson has been a terrific addition to the Brewers lineup.
In 13 games, Anderson is hitting .282/.396/.538 and has four extra-base hits, including three homers. Anderson is also seeing the ball very well, as evidenced by his nearly .400 on-base percentage and eight free passes in 48 plate appearances.
Anderson has seen time at third base and left field, and has also acted as Milwaukee's designated hitter. Even when Urias returns from the IL, Brewers manager Craig Counsell will find ways to keep Anderson's bat in the lineup on a regular basis.
Anderson has been plagued by injuries in the past, but if he's fully healthy, the Oklahoma native may very well be a key piece of this Milwaukee Brewers team throughout the entirety of the 2023 season.