Brewers bold prediction: Rowdy Tellez is poised for an amazing May
By Beau Adams
May is upon us, the first month of the season is over, and the Milwaukee Brewers are off to a surprisingly splendorous start to the season. At 18-11, the Crew is tied for the sixth best record in MLB.
The month of May is integral to the MLB season. It is when teams establish and separate themselves, and we get a glimpse of who is who. I have a bold prediction for the Brewers' Rowdy Tellez for the upcoming month.
Rowdy Tellez is warming up with the weather. In April, he hit .247 with eight homers while leading the Brew Crew to a sensational start to the season. May will prove to be better for both Tellez and the Milwaukee Brewers. I've already mentioned that the Brewers will pass the Pittsburgh Pirates in the standings this week, but try this out for size. Rowdy Tellez will hit .300 in May while blasting ten home runs.
Diving deeper into his stats, Tellez is hitting harder. His barrels, exit velocity, and hard-hit rate improved as the month went on, and he is poised for a breakout month in May. He hit eight homers in April, putting him on pace to blast 44 home runs and outdo the 38 he hit in 2022.
It gets a little more exciting looking at his last two weeks. Rowdy Tellez is hitting .327 in his previous 16 games with six homers, like this shot from April 22nd. He just won't stop socking dingers.
At that rate of .308 home runs every game, with 136 games still to play, it adds up to 41 more trips around the bases (if he were to play in every game, that is). Of course, these are all projections and conjecture, but as crazy as it sounds, it's not inconceivable that Rowdy Tellez ends the season with an Aaron Judge-ian 62 home runs, especially if he were to go on an even hotter streak.
It's probable he will continue the hot streak into May and probably hit ten more this month. Considering the two left-handed, hitter-friendly matchups he has to start the month, ten home runs is achievable. Tellez is entering his prime at 28 with three full big league seasons behind him, and now with a ball club where he is the perfect fit. His time is now.