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.
New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles / Patrick Smith/GettyImages
3 of 7

RHP Adrian Houser - New York Mets

Long time Brewers pitcher Adrian Houser has struggled mightily in his young New York Mets tenure. In his first six turns through the rotation, Houser pitched to an 8.16 ERA to go along with a 1.85 WHIP while allowing an opponent batting average of .287. Struggling to produce in the rotation, the Mets have since moved him into a swingman-type role for the foreseeable future.

For years, Houser has thrived on pitching to soft contact and keeping the ball on the ground. However, that has not been the case this season. While the 31-year-old is still posting an above average ground ball rate of 46.2%, it's his lowest mark since 2018. Moreover, he is currently sporting the highest barrel rate (7.6%) and second-highest average exit velocity (90.8 mph) of his career.

More significantly, Houser's walk rate has ballooned to a whopping 13.3%, which is nearly double his number from last season. Likewise, while he has never been a strikeout artist, his 11.7% strikeout rate is the second-lowest among all pitchers with a minimum of 30 innings pitched.

For years, Houser gave the Brewers a chance to win whenever he toed the rubber. His numbers might not fly off the page, but he would generally provide dependable innings at the back of the rotation. However, that has been far from the case this season with the New York Mets. Set to hit free agency at the end of the season, Houser's value is taking a hit after a brutal start to his 2024 campaign.