Milwaukee Brewers Starting Lineup 7/4/20 Brewers Lineup

10-7, in NL Central

In 2019, Milwaukee was one of the three team chase for the NL Central pennant. The Cardinals hot months of July and August helped to push them over the top and stick the Brewers into a win-or-go-home wildcard playoff game. By early September, Milwaukee was 7½ games back of the Cards. They made a nice run, winning 20 games over the final month of the regular season. With a decent core of starting pitchers and a hot hitting lineup, they were the whispered darling entering the NL playoffs.

Milwaukee ran into a team with a destiny. The Nationals bumped the Brewers with a miraculous comeback, and Milwaukee was in next-year mode. Next year is here, but Milwaukee has more question marks than answers. One is the health of their MVP outfielder. Another is who else will provide offensive spark within their projected starting lineup. However, the biggest question is where will they find pitching to compete in a tough division? Milwaukee has one pitcher targeted as an ace, but four pedestrian arms to fill the final four holes in their rotation.

Brewers Starting Lineup

1. R. Braun , (R), 1B
2. K. Hiura , (R), 2B
3. E. Sogard , (L), 3B
4. O. Narvaez , (L), C
5. L. Cain , (R), CF
6. J. Hader , (L), CL
7. C. Yelich , (L), LF
8. A. Garcia , (R), RF
9. O. Arcia , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Brandon Woodruff B. Woodruff (R)
84
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Ryan Braun R. Braun (R)
80
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Keston Hiura K. Hiura (R)
69
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Eric Sogard E. Sogard (L)
95
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Omar Narvaez O. Narvaez (L)
79
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Lorenzo Cain L. Cain (R)
84
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CL Josh Hader J. Hader (L)
98
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Christian Yelich C. Yelich (L)
98
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Avisail Garcia A. Garcia (R)
77
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Orlando Arcia O. Arcia (R)
68
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 Milwaukee Brewers Pitching Analysis

The Brewers relied heavily on their bullpen last season, but they got some good numbers out of their rotation as well. They finished with the fifth best team ERA. They didn’t have an elite starter, nor did they have Jimmy Nelson in the rotation. Jhoulys Chacin was the one to lead the way, and he really found himself with Milwaukee. He finished with 15 wins, a 3.50 ERA, and had some decent strikeout stuff as well. Chacin relies on a good slider, and he overcame what many thought would give him trouble, Miller Park. Chacin’s 2019 projections even out a little bit, and split between his 2018 and 2017 numbers. The Brewers do expect to get back Jimmy Nelson, although limited innings will be on his side. They have Freddy Peralta, who came up last season and gave the Brewers some solid starts. Peralta has a weird arsenal because he uses fastball over 75% of the time, and it came with a lot of side angles and different speeds. Peralta should hover around the same innings, and have above average strikeout stuff. The Brewers having another option to fill-in gives their starters some leeway with injuries. With the bullpen coming back just as a strong, you have to think they manage this rotation with a short leash like last season.

Chase Anderson, Junior Guerra, and Zach Davies are all league average right-handers who have a limited range of outcomes that can go both ways. Milwaukee would take under a four ERA from any of these names, which is their ceiling, but overall they are going to be right around the 4.25 ERA mark. None of the three have tremendous stuff, and can get rather lucky at times when they do have a good run. The Brewers will likely get away with a pedestrian rotation given the bullpen and offense is so good. If Milwaukee did end up trading for a tier one or two starter, it would help them tremendously. The ERA might slip a little bit, but they should remain in the top half given they have a top five bullpen to help them get out of trouble.