We all want to see Lewis Brinson have the kind of breakout season that has been expected of him the past two seasons. After seeing him during his callup in September, I don’t see any chance of him sticking in the Majors unless he can hit above .250 and smack 15 home runs.
Brinson’s lack of hitting is what drives managers nuts. He can rake in Triple-A, but it does not translate to the Majors. The same can be said for Spring Training, where he was on fire last year. Can the work he did this offseason to correct his swing and his timing at the plate pay off?
It’s possible a change of scenery is what Brinson needs after coming back to South Florida in the Christian Yelich deal. He needs more time to develop. While fans would love to see him become the face of this franchise, it isn’t going to happen any time soon.