- Part 2

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Counterbuilding or Rebuilding?

As the national Top 100 prospect lists are published by the major baseball magazines & websites, the Brewers’ reified climb into the Top Tier of MLB farm systems has resulted in much praise for GM David Stearns from Brewers fans. At the same time, the… [More]

Quick Profile: 2016 Bats

By on February 11, 2016

Quick Profile: 2016 Bats

Following Thursday morning’s glance at the 2016 arms, the positional players appear to be much less easily sorted into roles. First and foremost, there are many more issues with marginal depth players without options on the positional side, compared to the rather easily optioned pitchers. If… [More]

Quick Profile: 2016 Arms

By on February 11, 2016

Quick Profile: 2016 Arms

Given that the Brewers are gearing up for spring training, as pitchers and catchers are slated to report to camp very soon, now is as good a time as any to look at the prospective 2016 roster once more. To make this exercise easier to… [More]

Born a Brewer

By on February 9, 2016

Born a Brewer

As baseball fans patiently awaited the passing of the Super Bowl and the unofficial start to the baseball season, the Milwaukee Brewers posted a brilliant ad to social media that featured Manager Craig Counsell. Titled “Born a Brewer,” the ad is narrated by Counsell, who… [More]

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]