After his recent trade to the Milwaukee Brewers, D.J. Short believes the change of scenery could see Rowdy Tellez revert back to his 2020 numbers.
DJ SHORT: As if their monster June wasn't enough of an indication, the Brewers are getting rowdy, literally, as the club acquired first baseman Rowdy Tellez from the Blue Jays on Tuesday, July 6th, with right handers Trevor Richards and Bowden Frances going to Toronto. Tellez was a victim of the numbers game with the Blue Jays as he was blocked by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. At first base and a lot of outfielders cutting into opportunities at the DH spot. But he's a nice addition for a Milwaukee club in need of a lefty bat, with Daniel Vogelbach sidelined due to a hamstring injury.
Tellez was hitting just .209 with four home runs and a .610 OPS across 50 games with the Blue Jays this season, but he's just a year removed from posting an .886. OPS. He slugged 27 home runs in 146 games between 2019 and 2020. Tellez has held a lot of the contact gains that he made last year. And he hits the ball hard, so the change of scenery could be good for him and especially with the backdrop of the Brewers home park. Keston Hiura has really struggled for any sort of consistency this year, so there's real opportunity here in fantasy leagues.