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Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Exceptional Debuts: Reprise for Jungmann

Like clockwork, the Brewers recalled yet another organizational starter to pitch in place of Wily Peralta, and once again, that replacement worked an exceptional debut. In fact, for all the fuss about Tyler Cravy‘s debut, which was arguably the best Brewers SP debut of the… [More]

2015 Brewers Draft Picks: Days One & Two

Last night, the first, supplemental, and second rounds of the MLB draft showed that even if pre-draft rankings give fans basic ideas of how good an amateur prospect might be, the draft will not always follow that path exactly. A few of the draft’s best-ranked… [More]

Meet Taylor Jungmann

The Brewers graduate their third organizational arm to the MLB within a 10 day span, this time handing a start to one of the system’s most high profile arms. Taylor Jungmann is now equal parts “hype” and “disappointment,” as the starter was almost immediately billed… [More]

Sudden Pitching Surge

After the marathon 7-to-6, 17 inning victory against the Diamondbacks on May 31, one could reasonably have expected the Brewers’ pitching to head south: Matt Garza interrupted his standard routine to work five guts innings in that game, and the club also recalled organizational depth… [More]

MLB 2015 Draft Preview

Monday night, the MLB will host the first two rounds of its amateur draft at 7pm. Tuesday and Wednesday will feature the remaining 38 rounds. Brewers fans have many reasons to be excited about the 2015 draft: not only is it the first draft under… [More]

Series Preview: A Brief Argument for the Designated Hitter

Baseball fans love tradition, to the point that they will stand with tradition to their own club’s detriment on some issues. The Designated Hitter is such an issue, given the year-round interleague play that occurs in the current MLB schedule. It is no secret in… [More]

Smartbuilding #3: Trading Lucroy & Gomez

In my last “Smartbuilding” installment, I looked at the closing contractual windows that correspond with the new potential prospect windows that could usher in a new era of contending baseball in Milwaukee (if everything goes according to plan). That post was a start, but it… [More]

Presented Without Comment: Best 2015 MLB SP debuts

MLB Debut (Team) Age First Start IP / R / K / BB / HR / GameScore Eduardo Rodriguez (Bos) 22 May 28 7.7 / 0 / 7 / 2 / 0 / 78 Mike Wright (Bal) 25 May 17 7.3 / 0 / 6/… [More]

Tyler Cravy: Best Brewers Debut?

Let’s forget the offensive woes for a moment, and praise Tyler Cravy for his exceptional Major League debut. Last night, the organizational righty worked each of his pitches against the Cardinals, varying speeds and planes to confound Cardinals batters. While BaseballAmerica suggested a sinker /… [More]

Jeffress: Fastball & Sinker

Last night, Jeremy Jeffress inherited the only runner of the game. Neal Cotts allowed a single to Kolten Wong before striking out Matt Carpenter, leaving Wong on first when Jeffress entered the ballgame. With one out, the righty immediately went hard after the Cardinals bats,… [More]