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A passive approach at the plate is a major problem for the Milwaukee Brewers

It’s no secret that the offense for the Milwaukee Brewers has been painful to watch most nights, struggling to the tune of 3.75 runs per game (5th-worst in MLB). Yes, Christian Yelich has missed most of the season and others like Kolten Wong, Lorenzo Cain, and Omar Narvaez have been out with injuries, too; however, there seems to be an “approach” issue with the lineup.

Milwaukee hitters have swung at the fewest pitches in the strike zone in MLB, swinging just 65.2% of the time. While not every ball thrown “in the zone” is a good pitch to hit – nor are all of them called a strike – it means the Brewers are watching a ton of hittable pitches.