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July 22, 2013

Painting the Black

The Brewers Who Might Be Moving

by R.J. Anderson


The Assets

(Listed in descending order of expected impact)

Norichika Aoki

Position: OF

Age as of Deadline: 31

Bats/Throws: L/R

Half of Salary: $0.61 million

Contract Status: Club option for 2014 worth $1.5 million

Stats: 406 PA, .294/.362/.368

PECOTA Projection: 258 PA, .298/.360/.403

Ideal Role: Corner outfielder, leadoff hitter

There aren't many contracts available easier to digest than the one signed by Aoki. He'll make less in the next year and a half than many players make in a half-season. Of course, the former Yakult Swallow is older, and has only one year remaining on his deal, but he can help a team. Although he may not feature the power normally associated with a corner outfielder, Aoki reaches base at a high clip thanks to a healthy mix of singles and walks. Aoki hasn't shown the baserunning aptitude he did last season, as he's been caught stealing more times this season than last—and with a third of the successes. Still, given his top-of-the-order skill set and enviable contract he's likely to be a popular target for teams planning to compete this and next season.

Kyle Lohse

Position: SP

Age as of Deadline: 34

Bats/Throws: R/R

Half of Salary: $5.50 million

Contract Status: Two guaranteed years at $22 million total.

Stats: 20

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