Brewers Dream Free Agents: J.D. Martinez, DH
Martinez wouldn’t be a long-term solution, but he could be a stopgap to give the Brewers a short-term plan to address their hitting woes. He posted a 134 OPS+ last year to go along with 33 home runs and 103 RBIs. His strikeout rate was very concerning, but Milwaukee could overlook it for a power hitter in the middle of their lineup.
Brewers Dream Free Agents: Justin Turner, DH
Turner would give Milwaukee a better contact hitter than Martinez, even if he is also old. He’s hit at least .275 in each of the last 11 years and also has a little power to go with that contact. He could even fill in sometimes at first base.
Brewers Dream Free Agents: Joc Pederson, DH
Pederson would be a right-handed specialist for the Brewers, allowing them to run a platoon with another batter facing lefties. Pederson hits the ball hard and makes solid contact while at the plate. He wasn’t as good in 2023 as in 2022, but he could sign a multi-year contract to help Milwaukee out.
Brewers Dream Free Agents: Jorge Soler, DH
Soler would be an excellent power option for the Brewers, as he hit 36 home runs last year to go along with tremendous exit velocity. He’s always shown the power, but he improved his plate discipline last season. He would be a great addition to the middle of the lineup.
Brewers Dream Free Agents: Josh Bell, DH/1B
Bell had a terrific second half of the season after he joined the Miami Marlins, posting a 119 OPS+ in 53 games. He’s got solid power and could be more than just a pure designated hitter for the Brewers.