Milwaukee Brewers: Domingo Santana
One of the biggest movers during the offseason was the Milwaukee Brewers, who went out and basically brought in a new outfield for the 2018 season. The Brewers picked up guys like Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, both of whom are helping this team get to the top of the NL Central.
Currently, the Brewers sit atop the division, and they should have the staying power to be a playoff contender when the calendar changes to the Fall. The division does have the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, both of whom are nipping at the Brewers heels, so they will need to make a move at the deadline to try and create space.
Domingo Santana is a 25-year outfielder for the Brewers who really burst onto the scene in 2017. The product of the Dominican Republic blasted 30 home runs for the Brew Crew last season, bringing in 85 runs, while hitting at a .278 clip.
Those numbers were pretty gaudy, and while the production was there, so were the strikeouts, as he whiffed over 170 times. This season, Santana’s production is way down, and he was recently sent down to Triple-A to try and figure things out.
Still very young, Santana could have some serious trade value if he can turn things around with his bat. Guys like Yelich, Cain, Eric Thames, and Ryan Braun make the Brewers outfield just too crowded right now, so the Brewers best bet is to move Santana for some pieces they need to capture the division in 2018.