National League Sleeper Picks: Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers +700

The Brewers enter the rest 2.5 games behind the Cubs with a 55-43 record and possess the fourth-best NL run differential at +49. Milwaukee has two starting pitchers on the disabled list in Zach Davies and Jimmy Nelson, nevertheless has enabled the third-fewest runs from the NL (377). The Brewers might find a boost on the offensive side of the ball since they are the front-runner in the odds to land Orioles standout Manny Machado. Milwaukee has a well-rounded offense and its two significant acquisitions in the offseason are carrying the load. The Brewers traded for Christian Yelich in January, and also the California native ranks third on the team using a .292 batting average and has been named to the NL all-star team. Likewise to Yelich, Lorenzo Cain joined Milwaukee in the offseason, signing a $80-million contract, and has also been appointed to the NL all-star team. Cain’s batting average is 1 percentage point better than Yelich’s at .293 but he paths in OPS .823 into .820. Aside from both new gamers, Jesus Aguilar is leading the NL with 24 home runs and is third in RBIs with 70. The Brewers have some work to do if they wish to catch the Cubs in the NL Central Division. However, both offseason acquisitions have hit their stride. Late-season comebacks for a few starting pitchers and a possible big trade with the Orioles and this bar could be poised to snag the NL pennant. Read more:
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