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3 Players Who Won't Make Potential Brewers Postseason Roster

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15:  Travis Shaw #21 of the Milwaukee Brewers rounds first on his way to third after hitting a triple in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Entering Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers sit just one game behind the Cubs for the second Wild Card spot. The Brewers have won nine of their last 10, and have a legitimate chance to catch an injured Cubs team, despite also being banged up themselves. If Milwaukee makes the postseason, the team will have to leave some potentially impactful players off their October roster.

3. RHP Corbin Burnes

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JUNE 07: Corbin Burnes #39 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches the ball in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on June 7, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both teams wore throwback uniforms of the Milwaukee Bears and the Pittsburgh Crawfords in honor of the Negro League. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Once thought to be a top prospect/relief weapon who could help carry the Crew through a potential postseason run, Burnes instead hasn't been able to harness his stuff in any capacity, posting monster strikeout numbers (67 in 46 innings), but still holding a 9.00 ERA and regressing. It's not going to happen for Burnes this season.

2. RHP Jake Faria

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 13:  Jake Faria #36 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park on August 13, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee picked up Jake Faria in a deadline deal with the Rays and hoped the righty would regain his 2017 form. That has not been the case. In 6.2 innings, Faria has allowed three walks and eight runs. While his six strikeouts indicate a potential to miss bats, crucial for October baseball, the Brewers may not be able to trust him enough in big spots.

1. 3B Travis Shaw

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 08:  Travis Shaw #21 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Miller Park on September 8, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Shaw looked like a core piece for Milwaukee in 2018, but has fallen off a cliff this year. The slugger has bounced between the majors and minors in this lost season. While Shaw carries potential to break out at any moment, he's hitting .101/.235/.145 in his last 30 games and looks too lost to take meaningful at-bats.