Brewers Being Disrespected by Projected 2021 Win Total

The 2021 MLB projected win total for the Milwaukee Brewers is disrespectful.
The 2021 MLB projected win total for the Milwaukee Brewers is disrespectful. / Quinn Harris/Getty Images

After winning the National League Central in 2018 and clinching a wildcard in 2019, the Milwaukee Brewers became the first NL team to make the postseason with a losing record in 2020 (as the eighth and final Wildcard team in the extended playoffs). It may have been with the help of unusual circumstances, but last year's campaign still clinched three straight playoff berths for the Brew Crew.

The St. Louis Cardinals are currently favorites to win the NL Central (-105) on FanDuel Sportsbook, but Milwaukee's roster doesn't seem that far off from the Cards. In fact, their projected win total seems a bit disrespectful.

Milwaukee Brewers Projected Win Total

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Brewers over/under projected win total is set at 82 games, which ranks 15th in the MLB. That's actually second in the NL Central, a half game above the Cincinnati Reds, but it falls four games short of St. Louis' projected total.

The Brew Crew made major changes last offseason, but this year they kept things much simpler, improving slightly upon their 2020 roster. The big additions were Kolten Wong, Travis Shaw and Jackie Bradley Jr., as well as reliever Brad Boxberger, and the losses were minimal (not much besides Corey Knebel and Alex Claudio).

This lineup has plenty of talent already, with perennial MVP candidate Christian Yelich as its anchor. Josh Hader also headlines a formidable bullpen, but the main question for the Brewers always seems to be starting pitching. This staff only provided the team a quality start 25 percent of the time in 2020, which ranks below league average.

The potential is definitely there for Milwaukee in all three aspects of the game (hitting, pitching, fielding), the Brewers just have to find that comradery again. With less moving parts this offseason, there's a good chance that they can do just that and push St. Louis for the division title.

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