How are these seven members of the 2023 Brewers doing with their new teams?

Let's check in on how these former Brewers are doing with their new ball clubs.
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1B Rowdy Tellez - Pittsburgh Pirates

After being non-tendered by the Milwaukee Brewers, Rowdy Tellez signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates this past offseason. Coming off the worst offensive season of his career in 2023, Tellez is in dire need of a career resurgence in Pittsburgh. However, through his first 44 games of the season, that has yet to come to fruition.

The 29-year-old has struggled to make an impact with the Pirates. In 128 plate appearances, Tellez is slashing just .181/.250/.233 for an OPS of .483 and a wRC+ of just 40. Not only is he failing to put the ball in play, but his power output has completely dropped off.

So far this season, Tellez has just one home run, and that came back on March 31st. He has only four extra-base hits on the year, and that is yielding an Isolated Power (ISO) of just 0.52. Similarly, he currently has a barrel rate of 3.4%, which is a career low by five percent.

After launching 35 homers with the Brewers in 2022, Tellez's slugging numbers have tanked over the past two seasons. Tellez's value is severely limited if he isn't making an impact in the power department, and that has unfortunately continued to be the case in 2024.

A change in clubhouses has yet to yield better results for Tellez. He's been Pittsburgh's primary option at first base for a majority of the season, but the Pirates may have no choice but to go in a different direction if he can't turn things around at the plate.