2022 Milwaukee Brewers Predictions and Odds to Win the World Series
World Series Odds: +1200
NL Central Division Odds: -198
Over/Under Win Total: 89.5
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to add another National League Central pennant in 2022, making it their third in five years. It would be a very impressive feat in a division with such prestige. Let’s dig a little deeper to see if the Brewers can gain control of the NL Central heading into 2022.
The Brew Crew won 95 games last year and are -135 favorites to do so again, but they did lose their leading home run hitter, Avisail Garcia, when he decided to sign with the Miami Marlins in the offseason. The strength of the Brewers lies within their bullpen, which will be able to produce a trio at the top of the rotation which will be among the top in baseball. Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta will be the engine that drives the Brewers from the mound this year, and they have the consensus best closer in baseball, Josh Hader, who had 34 saves last year.
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Milwaukee Brewers projected Opening Day lineup
1. 2B Kolten Wong
2. SS Willy Adamaes
3. LF Christian Yelich
4. DH Andrew McCutchen
5. 1B Rowdy Tellez
6. RF Hunter Renfroe
7. C Omar Narvaez
8. 3B Luis Urias
9. CF Lorenzo Cain
Despite the loss of Garcia, I would argue the Brewers have added more depth to their opening day roster and have optimism players will return to form. Milwaukee was able to sign veteran Andrew McCutchen, who was still productive last season despite his age. They also traded Jackie Bradley Jr., who underperformed last season, to Boston, in exchange for Hunter Renfroe. The key piece that can really put the Brewers bats over the top is Christian Yelich if he is able to return to MVP form from 2019. The outfielder signed a massive nine-year, $215 million contract with the Brewers in 2020 after his MVP season and has struggled since, posting only a combined 21 home runs over the last two seasons, compared to his 44 HR in 2019. Yelich is reportedly fully recovered from his nagging back problems and has said “This year feels more like a regular spring training, I used that as a learning experience, realized it's going to be hard sometimes. Some years you do well, other years you don't. Hopefully, this year is one of those good ones.”
Milwaukee was especially pleased last season with the emergence of shortstop Willy Adames who was acquired in a trade from Tampa Bay part way through the year. Adames posted an impressive .886 OPS with 20 home runs in 99 games last season for the Brewers last season. If the budding star Adames can keep that pace through a full season next year, it will solidify a deep top half of the lineup for Milwaukee in 2022.
1. RHP Corbin Burnes
2. RHP Brandon Woodruff
3. RHP Freddy Peralta
4. RHP Adrian Houser
5. LHP Eric Lauer
As mentioned previously, the strength of the Brewers is at the top of the rotation. Reigning NL Cy Young winner Corbin Burners will be the ace, followed by two other all stars in Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta. Prospects Aaron Ashby, Alec Bettinger, Dylan File, and Ethan Small will all be bidding to make starts and add healthy pressure to the rotation in the 4 and 5 position.
The bullpen also had a breakout from Devin Williams, who followed up his successful rookie campaign with even more optimism from the Brewers that they have a real gem. Hader and Williams will be Manager Craig Counsell’s one-two punch, and they are the best lefty-righty combo in the majors. Hader has been a top reliever for a few years now. And although he struggled a little with control last season, he was just as unhittable as always. Newcomers Jake Cousins and Miguel Sanchez have also turned themselves into valuable options moving into 2022.
I believe the Brewers will smash their over/under win prediction, and I could also see this being the Brewers first 100-win season. Up to this point, there have been two seasons of 96 wins for the Brewers in a season (2011 & 2018), and they have not been able to get over the 100-win hump yet. With the kind of roster they currently have, and with who they have running it, this season looks like the perfect time to make that jump into the century club. Being the most well-rounded team in the division, its likely to be a two-team race for the NL Central Division title between Milwaukee and the St. Louis Cardinals, who always seem to hang around despite the roster. With the depth, defense and bolstered bullpen, I would be confident betting the Brewers at -198 for the Central Division pennant and could see a legitimate run at the World Series.
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