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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LF Jesse Winker - Washington Nationals

The Jesse Winker experiment in Milwaukee couldn't have gone much worse. It was by far the worst offensive season of his career, and he struggled to stay on the field. The Washington Nationals are the latest team to roll the dice on a Winker, and it has paid off for them so far.

After signing a minor league deal with Washington's Triple-A affiliate, the Nationals promoted Winker to their big league roster prior to Opening Day, and he has been a much more effective hitter with his new club.

It's early in the year, but Winker looks like an entirely new hitter in comparison to a season ago. In 45 games this year, Winker already has six homers and nine doubles. His 15 extra-base hits are already nine more than he had in 61 games with Milwaukee last season.

Likewise, when comparing his stats this season to his metrics in 2023, he has nearly doubled his barrel rate, his hard-hit rate is over six percent higher, and he has cut his strikeout rate by over three percent. In turn, he already has 21 RBIs on the year, which is the third most on the team and nearly as many as he had all of last season.

However, it's worth noting that Winker has cooled off a bit since the calendar turned to May. After posting an .800 OPS and a 133 wRC+ in March/April, Winker is hitting just .164 with a .652 OPS and an 83 wRC+ in the month of May.

Still, while there may be ups and downs in Winker's production, there's no denying his offensive potential when things are clicking for him at the plate. He appears to finally be healthy as he transitions back to the outfield, and he will look to recapture his old form with the Nationals this season.

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