- Part 45

Disciples of Uecker

We'd like to go to the Playoffs, that would be cool.

Posts by Jack Moore

Game 2 Thought: Greg Smith Is Not A Good Pitcher

Rockies SP Jeff Francis, who last pitched in 2008, was scratched from tonight’s game. Replacing him will be Greg Smith, who, as the title suggests, is not a pitcher that the Brewers lineup should be afraid of. In his only major league season, 2008 with… [More]

A Note On Win Probability And Some Statistical Resources

Not everybody is familiar with the win probability graph I included as part of yesterday’s game recap. As Samir summed up quite succinctly in the comments, the graph shows each team’s likelihood to win the game after each play. Basically, people with much, much better… [More]

Game Recap – Rockies 5, BREWERS 3

It looked like the Brewers were about to make a rally at it there at the end, but that Brewers 9th inning, with 3 hard hit balls, is just yet another reminder that it’s really, really easy to convert a 3-run save. Now, for the… [More]

Position Preview – Shortstop

Starter: Alcides Escobar Backup: Craig Counsell On The Farm: Josh Prince   Here is perhaps the single biggest positional question mark that the Brewers have going into today’s opener. After J.J. Hardy‘s terrible 2009, the Brewers decided to go all-in on Alcides Escobar for the… [More]

Position Preview – Third Base

Starter: Casey McGehee Backup: Mat Gamel, Craig Counsell On the Farm: Taylor Green, Zelous Wheeler   There’s no denying that Casey McGehee had an excellent season in 2009. His .300 batting average was the hallmark, but we shouldn’t ignore his .360 OBP and excellent .499… [More]

Positional Preview – Second Base

Starter: Rickie Weeks Backups: Craig Counsell, Joe Inglett On the Farm: Brett Lawrie   I know that at this point many Brewers fans are firmly against Rickie Weeks. He was a first round draft pick in 2003 and immediately received a major league contract. Now… [More]

Postional Preview – First Base

Starter: Prince Fielder On the Farm: Mat Gamel? CHONE Projections   This is Prince Fielder’s world, and we’re all living in it. Prince is a legitimate superstar and a threat for 50 homers year in and year out. Sure, there will be questions about whether… [More]

Position Preview – Catcher

Starter: Gregg Zaun Backup: George Kottaras On the Farm: Angel Salome, Jonathan Lucroy CHONE projections:   Catcher has been something of an offensive black hole for the Brewers. Since 2000, the Brewers have used such stars as Henry Blanco, Paul Bako, Eddie Perez, Chad Moeller,… [More]

Disciples of Uecker – A Milwaukee Brewers Blog

Welcome to Disciples of Uecker, my newest blogging venture. This will be a statistically oriented Brewers blog, much in the vein of my previous work at ESPN’s TMI blog, FanGraphs, and Beyond the Box Score. I will cover everything from games to transactions to minor… [More]