Milwaukee currently sits 57-44 and four games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central. Despite this, the team hasn’t gotten much from the outfield so far this season.

Center Lorenzo Cain hits .179 with a .465 OPS. Seeing time on the left, former NL MVP Christian Yelich continues to struggle (8 HR, 35 RBI). Gallo could be a bench option with an ability to spot the start. Despite his problems this season, the 28-year-old has a successful track record.

  • Joey Gallo Stats (2021): 38 HR, 77 RBI, 0.351 on base percentage, 0.808 OPS

Gallo’s .199 average last season is misleading in that he led the American League with 111 walks to significantly increase his on-base percentage. However, he is also known for hitting as many as any player in the game (AL-high 213 times in 2021).

As for a potential trade, Milwaukee would be buying low. Gallo is a free agent after the 2022 season and earns $10.28 million. The Brewers probably wouldn’t have to give up anything more than a low-level prospect to snatch him from New York.

A first-round pick of the Texas Rangers in 2012, Gallo burst onto the scene in 2017 and 2018. That two-year span saw him hit a total of 81 homers. Maybe Milwaukee thinks he could catch lightning in a bottle here.