The Brewers are planning to non-tender first baseman Rowdy Tellez, studies Robert Murray of Fansided. Tellez was projected by MLBTR’s Matt Swartz for a $5.9MM wage in his ultimate journey by arbitration this offseason.
The 28-year-old Tellez smacked a career-high 35 house runs for the 2022 Brewers however was unable to duplicate that manufacturing on the plate in 2023. This previous season noticed the slugger flip in a career-worst .215/.291/.376 batting line with simply 13 house runs — a stark decline from the prior yr’s offensive output.
Maybe the Brewers would possibly’ve been keen to present him one other probability or discover a commerce associate if Tellez have been a standout defender, however the 6’4″, 270-pound slugger is restricted to first base and designated hitter solely and attracts below-average marks for his glovework. Tellez additionally typically requires a platoon associate; he hit simply .174/.269/.261 in opposition to left-handers this yr and owns a tepid .236/.308/.386 batting line in 438 profession plate appearances versus same-handed opponents.
As his 2022 marketing campaign confirmed, Tellez has the potential to be a supply of booming energy in the course of a lineup, however his margin for error is somewhat slight, given the dearth of defensive versatility and on-base points. Now that he’s a free agent, a membership with openings at first base and/or designated hitter and out there for some low-cost energy upside figures to have a look.