Milwaukee Brewers: 8 best-case free agents to target in 2021 offseason

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 04: Manager Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers and general manager David Stearns meet before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on May 4, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 04: Manager Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers and general manager David Stearns meet before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on May 4, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 02: Nick Castellanos #2 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a solo home run in the fifth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on October 2, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 02: Nick Castellanos #2 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a solo home run in the fifth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on October 2, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

Milwaukee Brewers best-case free agents to target: Nick Castellanos, OF

Jon Heyman recently predicted the Brewers would sign Nick Castellanos in free agency, a move that would certainly mean they’re intent on adding offense for 2022.

Castellanos made his first All-Star game in 2021 by hitting .309 with a .362 on-base percentage to go along with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs. He’d be an instant hit in the middle of the Brewers’ order and provide them with a big bat they desperately need. Milwaukee would have to surrender draft picks if they sign him, something that could deter them from pursuing his services. His below-average defense is also a concern.