5 Milwaukee Brewers Players Who Won't Survive The Trade Deadline

These players may be out of a roster spot or starting job soon
May 7, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Milwaukee Brewers designated hitter Jesse Winker (33)
May 7, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Milwaukee Brewers designated hitter Jesse Winker (33) / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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Trade Deadline season is upon us. The Milwaukee Brewers will be buyers and that means fresh faces will be joining the roster over the coming weeks to help the playoff push.

The addition of players from the outside will mean that players who currently have jobs on the team will be pushed out of them. Who could be in jeopardy?

While the Brewers have had a lot of success this year, a lot of players have fallen short of expectations or are simply not providing enough to secure their job on the roster and make the front office not look elsewhere for upgrades.

Here are five Milwaukee Brewers players who won't survive the 2023 Trade Deadline in their current role.

Brewers who won't survive the Trade Deadline: DH Jesse Winker

Jesse Winker was brought to Milwaukee to hit bombs and return to his former, productive self. He was expected to hit for both average and power.

Instead, he's done neither.

Winker was a .288 hitter over his five seasons in Cincinnati. He averaged 17 homers a year over his final three years with the Reds. Then he went to Seattle last year and put up awful numbers in his lone season out there. He hit just .219 with a .688 OPS and 14 homers.

As much of a down year that was for Winker, the Brewers would give anything for him to be putting up that kind of production right now.

We're into the second half of the season and Winker is hitting a lowly .200 with a .581 OPS and just one home run. He's shown no signs of turning things around, either. This is beyond just a cold stretch. It's Winker's worst season to date and he's been a black hole in the lineup.

Hitting is Winker's only job. He's the primary DH. The Brewers don't have him play the outfield much, and even when he is out there, he isn't good defensively.

The Brewers need to search for a bat at the deadline to take over the DH spot in the lineup from Winker. They can't make a serious push for the playoffs or a run in October if their DH position is a black hole.

Winker is a free agent at the end of the season and at this pace, the Brewers can't wait that long to get him off the roster. Barring a miraculous turn of Winker's hitting fortune, he won't survive the Trade Deadline.