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Playing Davis & Santana

By on February 8, 2016

Playing Davis & Santana

Throughout the offseason, Brewers fans and analysts have clearly advertised expected rebuilding moves. With a set of advanced minor league outfielders and trade returns making their way to the MLB, one “logical” move for the Brewers is a trade involving either Khris Davis or Ryan… [More]

30 Farmhands #12: Ranking the Newcomers

Months ago, I began preparing Disciples of Uecker for an updated Top 30 prospects list, since the club’s minor league surge in 2015 certainly made compiling such a list worthwhile. While working on this project, I quickly realized that the minor league depth spiraled well… [More]

…Anderson / Hill / Diaz In

On Saturday, the Brewers traded SS Jean Segura and RHP Tyler Wagner to the Arizona Diamondbacks, in return for RHP Chase Anderson, 2B Aaron Hill, and IF prospect Isan Diaz. In this post, I will analyze the impact of the trade on the 2016 roster,… [More]

Segura / Wagner Out…

By on January 31, 2016

Segura / Wagner Out…

On Saturday, the Brewers traded SS Jean Segura and RHP Tyler Wagner to the Arizona Diamondbacks, in return for RHP Chase Anderson, 2B Aaron Hill, and IF prospect Isan Diaz. In one sense this type of trade (specifically involving Segura) could have been expected the… [More]

Liriano In / Seidenberger Out

The Brewers claimed San Diego Padres outfieler Rymer Liriano, designating Shane Peterson for assignment to clear a roster spot. To complete the transaction, Milwaukee will send lefty Trevor Seidenberger to the Padres. Liriano adds to the optionless outfield depth that crowds the MLB roster for… [More]

Nelson’s Improvements: Part Two

Yesterday, I discussed the general topic of Jimmy Nelson‘s improvement trends throughout his professional career. Notably, the righty broke new ground in 2015 with his curveball, and incidentally, the righty also is showing a new trend of improving groundball:flyball ratios at the MLB level (in… [More]

Nelson’s Improvements: Part One

There’s an interesting phrase that analysts throw around about Brewers ace-in-waiting Jimmy Nelson: at each level in his career, Nelson has taken time to adjust, and improved in his second stop at that level. On the surface, this phrase seems to be a basic way… [More]

Hope Springs Eternal

By on January 20, 2016

Hope Springs Eternal

As though previous comments on the official site were not savory enough, Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt published a phenomenal interview with star catcher Jonathan Lucroy. In case you missed the interview, it’s a must read, where Lucroy elaborates on his absurdly honest press persona,… [More]

Lucroy Defeated

By on January 19, 2016

Lucroy Defeated

Yesterday, the Brewers released the names of the players set to appear at their “On Deck” event. The list will be thrilling for baseball heads and organizational fans, as it’s heavy on prospects and gives fans a chance to see the Milwaukee future. On the… [More]

Quick Profile: The Davis Surge

Left fielder Khris Davis was putting together a decent 2015 campaign before his May 30 injury. In a league that would hit .262 / .326 / .412 for batting average / on-base percentage / slugging, Davis’s .250 / .337 / .446 marks on May 30… [More]