Milwaukee Brewers: 5 Right Field Trade Targets for the 2023 Trade Deadline

Help could be out there for the worst offensive position on the team.

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#4 Brewers right field trade target - Teoscar Hernandez

Like the Red Sox, the Mariners are also straddling the line of being buyers or sellers at 5.5 games out of the final AL Wild Card spot. Unlike Boston, though, Seattle isn't trending as well at one game below .500 and a 5-5 record in their last 10 games.

Should the Mariners decide to sell, a prime candidate is Teoscar Hernandez, who they traded for last offseason from the Blue Jays in the hopes of making another playoff push in 2023. Unfortunately, the 30-year-old has seen his numbers drop a bit since the trade.

Through 95 games, Hernandez is slashing just .240/.294/.419 with his OBP and slugging being the lowest marks of his career. He does still have 15 homers and 50 RBI on the season, but also is tied for the lead in all of MLB with 125 strikeouts on the season.

Even when his slash line has dipped, Hernandez has been good for power, which is what the Brewers would be banking on. He has topped 20 homers in four of the last five seasons and is likely to do so again by the end of this year. And offensive punch is exactly what the Crew needs.

But acquiring Hernandez would be counting on a second half bounce back, and considering how counting on bounce backs from players like Jesse Winker and Brian Anderson has worked out, maybe Milwaukee shies away from the route. Still, there's strong offensive history and as a rental, the commitment and price are favorable so it may still be worth a shot.