In a world where richer teams reign supreme (see the Dodgers and Yankees), there are some surprises that could pull off a World Series victory. In the same fashion that the Kansas City Royals won in 2015, this team could shock everyone and take home the Commissioner's Trophy. Watch out for the Milwaukee Brewers, who have the best record in the National League. Winners of nine out of their last ten, the reigning NL Central champions are taking control of their division and even the league. In a division where only the St. Louis Cardinals are serious competition, that's certainly an easy task.
The Brew Crew has been hitting the ball well, scoring 134 runs to start the season. That's due to Willy Adames (eight home runs, 22 RBIs, .864 OPS) and Rowdy Tellez (.282 BA, seven home runs, 24 RBIs, .968 OPS). With a lineup that has Christian Yelich as the main player, that's a wonderful thing.
It also helps when Corbin Burnes (1.93 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, 43 strikeouts) and Eric Lauer (1.82 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 42 strikeouts) are leading the rotation. Throw in one of the best closers in the game in Josh Hader and you have a recipe for success.
There are some hiccups in the system, though. For example, the back end of the rotation could be better. After Adrian Houser, the starting pitching falls off, leaving Milwaukee to drive in as many runs as they can. Keep in mind that Yelich is the only outfielder for the Brewers hitting well right now.
The aforementioned Dodgers are stopping opponents from scoring any runs. They're going to be an obstacle for any National League team hoping to make it to the Fall Classic. But the Milwaukee Brewers will have something to say about it, especially with them hitting the cover off the ball.