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Brewers No Longer Have Protected Pick In 2014

As the Brewers fell out of postseason contention extraordinarily early, much of the attention turned to young players on the roster. The second half of the season morphed into a big-league audition for guys like Scooter Gennett, Khris Davis, Tyler Thornburg and Johnny Hellweg. While some… [More]

Kyle Lohse Throws A Maddux

By on September 26, 2013

Kyle Lohse Throws A Maddux

The Maddux: “A pitcher must toss a complete-game shutout and throw no more than 99 total pitches.” [source] Milwaukee has enjoyed some quality pitching from their starting rotation in recent weeks. In fact, the rotation has compiled a 2.90 ERA through 24 starts in the… [More]

Quick Hits: Juan Francisco & Tyler Thornburg

With six games remaining on the 2013 schedule, the Milwaukee Brewers are still evaluating talent  with their eyes firmly set on the ’14 campaign. There are some interesting stories to discuss, including a swing change for Juan Francisco and an impressive performance on Tuesday evening from right-hander… [More]

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Commentators Talk Braun

Last night, the Brewers and Cardinals played on ESPN. Nationally televised games obviously garner more attention from markets outside Wisconsin, so it was interesting to hear the ESPN commentators talk about Ryan Braun and his PED suspension to such a wide audience. ESPN released a… [More]

Kyle Lohse & Sustaining Low BABIP

Jonathan Judge is a frequent reader of DoU and is active on Twitter, but he recently took to the FanGraphs Community Research blog to examine how Kyle Lohse continues to post better-than-average BABIP numbers on an annual basis: Overall, it is safe to say Lohse is… [More]

Hart Could Take Discount & End Brewers’ Misery at 1B

At this point, Brewers fans pretty much scoff at the idea of a hometown discount. Some harbored hope that CC Sabathia, Prince Fielder or Zack Greinke would look back fondly on their time in Milwaukee and consider spurning larger offers on the free agent market to sign… [More]

On Miguel Cabrera and WAR

By on September 19, 2013

On Miguel Cabrera and WAR

Because Mike Trout is currently hitting a superhuman .346/.496/.581 in the second half, it seems we’re poised for another inflammatory MVP debate in the American League. Through much of the season, it appeared Miguel Cabrera was going to run away with the award. He had somehow improved… [More]

Can Johnny Hellweg Succeed In 2014?

Long-time readers know my feelings about right-hander Johnny Hellweg. He has an intimidating frame on the mound and a fastball that can be overwhelming. He has struggled in his brief major-league debut this season, but I absolutely adore his potential. He’s one of the few… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: Estrada, Davis, Weeks

“Lohse and Estrada, to me, seem to have a similar repertoire. Do you think Estrada’s ceiling could be a 2012-2013 Lohse?”  –  @AMtotheCruz The two right-handers have comparable fastball velocity (roughly 89 mph), walk rates and fly ball rates. I’m not sure they’re similar pitchers,… [More]

Another Bullpen Implosion in St. Louis

For the second-consecutive evening, a Brewers pitcher carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the team ultimately lost the game. Right-hander Marco Estrada was brilliant, throwing strikes and generating 13 swings-and-misses. He and Jonathan Lucroy had an effective gameplan for the Cardinals, working primarily with… [More]