Brewers: 5 Bold Predictions For The 2024 Season

What could possibly happen in the Brewers 2024 season? Here are some bold predictions
March 25, 2024; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The Milwaukee Brewers unveil two new scoreboards Monday, March
March 25, 2024; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The Milwaukee Brewers unveil two new scoreboards Monday, March / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA T
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It's that time once again where we boldly predict what will happen in the upcoming Milwaukee Brewers season. A lot has changed from last year's team to this year's squad. While a lot of the changes may not seem as positive for this year's outlook, there's plenty of reasons to be optimistic.

Despite all the changes, the Brewers are still expected to compete for the NL Central division title and get back to the postseason where their luck may finally turn.

There's a new manager at the helm in Pat Murphy, Freddy Peralta has been promoted to staff ace, and 20 year old phenom Jackson Chourio has arrived.

That's all happened just over the offseason, what's going to happen during the season? Let's look at what we can see in our crystal ball in our 2024 Brewers bold predictions.

Bold Prediction #1: Rhys Hoskins leads NL in home runs, wins Comeback Player of the Year

One of the best moves the Brewers made this winter was the free agent addition of Rhys Hoskins. After cutting ties with Rowdy Tellez, trading Mark Canha, and letting Carlos Santana walk, the Brewers desperately needed yet another makeover at first base.

They decided to bring in longtime Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins on a two year, $34MM contract with an opt out after the 2024 season.

Hoskins was the top available first baseman on the market this winter and the Brewers were quick to strike to get their guy. He's coming off a torn ACL suffered in last year's spring training that kept him out for the entire 2023 season. It led to him being open to taking a modified pillow contract to reset his value and hit the open market coming off a platform season to earn a long term deal. That was the perfect situation for a small market team like the Brewers, who would be unlikely to be able to afford Hoskins on a long term contract.

After missing so much time, Hoskins is hungry to get out there again. He's hungry to prove he's deserving of the big money contract he wants. Plus, he gets a chance to prove it playing half of his games in a hitter's paradise at American Family Field.

In his career, Hoskins has never had a full season with fewer than 27 homers. The only exceptions were the shortened 2020 season where he had 10, and his rookie season where he slugged 18 long balls in 50 games.

He's also never led the league in homers. Until this year, I boldly predict. Hoskins will lead the National League in home runs. There's a lot of competition with Matt Olson, Pete Alonso, and now Shohei Ohtani in the National League, leading the NL will be a challenge, but it's certainly not impossible.

On top of the home run barrage Hoskins will have, he'll also collect a Comeback Player of the Year award for his triumphant return from missing the entire 2023 season due to his torn ACL.


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