3. Lorenzo Cain
Lorenzo Cain is another former Brewer who was sent to the Kansas City Royals in the trade for Zack Greinke. Luckily, he’s also come back alongside Jeffress. Cain and the Brewers agreed to a massive five-year, $80 million deal this winter. Some say Milwaukee overpaid Cain and gave him too many years considering his age (32-years-old).
However, the deal has paid off great for the Brewers in 2018 at least. Cain is one of the top table-setters for Milwaukee and consistently gets on base at a 39.3 percent clip (link). This is far and away his career high.
The biggest change in Cain from this years to previous years, is his patience at the plate. He’s already accrued 47 walks when he only had 54 (career-high) throughout all of last season. This consistency is huge for the Brewers who have yet to see guys like Ryan Braun or Travis Shaw produce up to their capabilities. And until those guys figure things out, Milwaukee is going to have to continue to rely on Cain’s abilities.