The Brewers’ acquisition of Brock Holt for the 2020 season was seen by many as a smart pickup. By any measure, Holt was the type of player David Stearns and Craig Counsell like. Unfortunately his 2020 performance did not measure up to his standard from previous seasons. The result was a DFA earlier in August with the ultimate result being his release.
Brewers released Brock Holt— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 27, 2020
In 36 plate appearances, Holt was only able to muster a .100/.222/.100 slash line. By his own admission, his head was not on baseball, but on his family.
Holt, with pregnant wife and young son at home, was very candid about his struggles, situation just a few days ago. "I’m physically here but mentally at home with them trying to make sure everything is going good with them. That’s been the hardest thing for me, personally."— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) August 22, 2020
Where Holt goes from here is anyone’s guess. At 33-years old, the versatile utility man is at the twilight of his career, but that versatility would surely allow him to catch on somewhere. With his concerns at home, however, he might just pack it in and try to catch on somewhere in 2021 instead.