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
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 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
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.