Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 13

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Wily Peralta’s Release Points and Sliders

From the get-go, the Los Angeles Dodgers hit Wily Peralta yesterday. Carl Crawford started the damage by singling off of Peralta’s very first offering. The next two outs would be Peralta’s best sanctuary from the Dodgers’ offense, and the lonely first inning run simply foreshadowed… [More]

Yovani Gallardo and Multiple Fastballs

Fans, analysts, and writers have spilled a lot of virtual ink about Franchise Starter Yovani Gallardo‘s fastball velocity. As Tom Haudricourt reported recently, Manager Ron Roenicke insists that Gallardo is fine, adding that he is not sure why Gallardo’s fastball velocity is down. The basic… [More]

The Rickie Weeks Test

For the last two months, I’ve Googled “Biogenesis MLB” about once daily. The MLB’s most recent labor scandal is particularly interesting because some of the names are not connected to PEDs, and allegedly had their names cleared (Gio Gonzalez was the first, and most notable,… [More]

Drafting, Signing, Developing NL Starting Pitchers

There’s an old saying that, “There’s No Such Thing as a Pitching Prospect,” but baseball fans certainly hold their front offices to the task of piecing together strong pitching rotations regardless. After all, despite there apparently being no such thing as a pitching prospect, fans… [More]

Should the Brewers Stop Developing Pitchers?

The 2006 Houston Astros featured as many home-grown starting pitchers on their roster as the Cincinnati Reds would develop and employ from 2006-present. Shockingly, the 2006 Cincinnati Reds’ starting rotation did not feature one single starting pitcher drafted or signed by the Reds. This is… [More]

Fun With Pythagoras #2: On The Whole, I’d Rather Not Face the Cards

Given my reputation as a stathead here and throughout my years with Bernie’s Crew, I should note that I thought about submitting the following picture when it came time to submit my staff photo: I should say, just in case it’s unclear, that I’m not… [More]

Series Preview: Shuffling Cards

Taking the bad with the good, the Brewers offense generally hammered out runs and won at least one seesaw battle with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. Unfortunately, that magic from Tuesday night wore off on Wednesday, and the offense could not produce one last… [More]

What’s On Second

By on April 30, 2013

What’s On Second

There’s a good argument to be made that second base is one of the worst positions in baseball history, in terms of value. On the defensive spectrum, the positions in the middle of the diamond are traditionally valued due to their relative difficulty compared to… [More]

Treading Water / Series Preview

The Brewers completed their six-game, west coast road trip with a ho-hum 2-0 loss against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. I say ho-hum, of course, because the Brewers went into the ballgame with a guaranteed .500 roadtrip (always a good thing, especially out west), and… [More]

Series Preview: 12% Gone

Last night, despite Ron Roenicke‘s greatest protests, the Brewers suffered a narrow loss at the hands of San Diego and junkball extraordinaire, Edinson Volquez. The 2-1 loss ensured that the Brewers’ nine game winning streak came to an end, but the Brewers escaped PetCo Park… [More]