Milwaukee Brewers: Three free agents to improve the roster

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JULY 26: Corey Kluber #28 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning at Globe Life Field on July 26, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JULY 26: Corey Kluber #28 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning at Globe Life Field on July 26, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Todd Frazier

As it currently stands, the Milwaukee Brewers have Luis Urias atop their depth chart at third base. Urias is also the primary backup at second and short, showing how thin their infield is.

To make matters worse, the Brewers may not have an answer at the hot corner in their system. While they still have hope for Lucas Erceg, he has struggled in the upper minors and has not displayed the same level of power. Milwaukee still has hope that he will be that middle of the order bat they envisioned, but his time is running out.

Even if Erceg can be that player, the Brewers will need a stopgap at the hot corner to start the upcoming season. Todd Frazier may not be the hitter that he had once been, but he can still be a solid option for a team looking for a player for a year or two. And if Erceg can show that he is ready for the majors, Frazier can fit into a platoon at first as well.

Frazier would also fit into the Brewers’ budget after his struggles in 2020. His .236/.302/.382 batting line with four homers and nine doubles between the Rangers and Mets may not impress, but it is better than what the Brewers had at third last year. He is also likely to be inexpensive, fitting in with their budgetary needs.

Todd Frazier would not be a long term option for the Milwaukee Brewers. But for one year, he could fit the roster.