The Brewers Should Steal This Upcoming Free Agent Away From the Cardinals After the 2020 Season

Jason Schandl
The Milwaukee Brewers should sign this upcoming St. Louis Cardinals free agent next offseason.
The Milwaukee Brewers should sign this upcoming St. Louis Cardinals free agent next offseason. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The NL Central is one of baseball's most competitive divisions, and the Milwaukee Brewers are fighting to get back to the top spot after winning the division in 2018. With so much competition, it takes some cutthroat roster moves to stay on top.

That's why the Brewers should steal Brad Miller away from the St. Louis Cardinals when he becomes a free agent next offseason.

Last season, Miller played more games at third base than he did at second. The Brewers appear to have second base covered for the long term, thanks to Keston Hiura, but Miller could contribute for the team at third base. He could serve as Jedd Gyorko's replacement, as Gyorko also has a 2021 club option.

Miller is coming off a career year from the dish. He hit for a .260/.329/.565 slash with a .368 weighted on-base average (wOBA).

He may not continue producing so far above his averages, but there are some deeper reasons to be excited about those numbers. He has really started to hit the ball differently, and his 47.2 percent fly-ball rate crushed his previous career-high of 40.3 percent. For comparison, his career average is just 36.2 percent. He also paired that with a career-high 42.2 percent hard-hit rate.

Shoring up their infield with a strong offensive contributor like Miller would be a nice boost for the Brewers, and stealing him away from the Cardinals would make this a win-win move.

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