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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Arizona Diamondbacks Minor Leaguer Yasmany Tomas 4-Homer Game
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Yasmany Tomas

The Milwaukee Brewers have brought Dan Vogelbach back to man first base. However, there is no guarantee that he will be productive, as he somehow became a useful piece for Milwaukee after being let go by two teams in 2020.

Even if Vogelbach can prove that his 67 plate appearance run for the Brewers was not a fluke, he is still a prime candidate for a platoon. He has struggled against lefties, with a .184/.279/.308 batting line in 189 career plate appearances against southpaws.

The problem is finding a viable candidate to platoon Vogelbach with. One possible option would be an interesting reclamation project in Yasmany Tomas, who was exiled to the minors by Arizona due to his defensive struggles in the outfield.

There is no questioning Tomas’ potential with the bat. He had belted 31 homers and 30 doubles back in 2016, but struggled with injuries and his defense afterwards. However, He has been playing first in the minors, his days in the outfield seemingly far behind him. And Tomas did perform well in AAA in 2019, with a .301/.341/.590 batting line, hitting 29 homers and 24 doubles.

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Yasmany Tomas would be a gamble for the Milwaukee Brewers. However, as he could likely be had on a minor league deal, he has the potential to be an impressive lottery ticket.