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 Carlos Santana - Minnesota Twins


Carlos Santana, another one of Milwaukee's key trade deadline acquisitions from a season ago, signed with the Minnesota Twins this offseason, but it's been a slow start to his 2024 campaign.

The 38-year-old veteran is hitting just .210 through 45 games, and his walk rate has tapered off to a career-low 6.8%. Likewise, his .654 OPS and 85 wRC+ have regressed noticeably from his previous two seasons.

That said, Santana's quality of contact has taken a nice step forward despite his mediocre performance at the plate. He has seven homers and six doubles on the year, and his hard-hit rate is seven ticks up from last season. In turn, he's second on the Twins in RBIs with 22, and he's still found a way to be a valuable run producer for Minnesota.

What's more, Santana continues to provide elite defense in his 15th big league season. He already has three Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) under his belt to go along with three Outs Above Average (OAA), which is in the 89th percentile according to Baseball Savant.

At this stage of his career, Santana is far from being the focal point of the roster. However, he still has some pop in his bat, and he can bring strong defense to the first base position, making him a valuable piece for the Minnesota Twins.