Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 25

Disciples of Uecker

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Series Preview: Brewers @ Phillies

Over the last two years, if you’ve had the feeling that the Brewers’ 2011 glory is slipping away, you’re probably not alone in the National League. In fact, the Brewers’ upcoming opponent has been on exactly the same trajectory since 2011. The Philadelphia Phillies appeared… [More]

Efficiency Trends #1: Five Early Issues

Good news, Brewers fans: thus far, the 4 RS Milwaukee squad is only moderately inefficient. Frankly, their series against Atlanta did not give the club many chances to score runs, but there is a sense that a few wasted opportunities loom large. Certainly, one would… [More]

Bad Baserunning?

By on April 1, 2014

Bad Baserunning?

If you are a Brewers fan tiring of Ron Roenicke‘s aggressive baserunning approach, you had plenty to complain about by the end of the first inning of Opening Day. In an otherwise exceptional victory for the Brewers, Carlos Gomez made the first baserunning mistake on… [More]

2014 Position Previews: Long Relief

Starter: Tyler Thornburg, Wei-Chung Wang Secondary: Will Smith, Zach Duke DL: Tom Gorzelanny AAA Depth: Everyone. Seriously; the Brewers currently have seven pitchers on the 40-man roster that are in Nashville. The Future: Jimmy Nelson, Johnny Hellweg, Ariel Pena, Jed Bradley, Taylor Jungmann, Jorge Lopez… [More]

Batting Resources: 8 Win Improvement

Prevailing through the DoU staff previews of the Brewers positional players, there was a general sense of optimism. Despite the general number of question marks, the Brewers depth and new arrangements around the diamond (including Ryan Braun in RF and Khris Davis in LF) leaves… [More]

Pitching Resource: 4 Win Improvement

After judging the rotational depth in the DoU preview series, there is a general sense that the Brewers’ rotation is much improved for 2014. Matt Garza strengthens the club’s rotation by solidifying their top rotation depth, which in turn eases up the back end of… [More]

2014 Position Preview: Back of Rotation

Starters: Marco Estrada, Wily Peralta Replacement Depth: Tyler Thornburg, Jimmy Nelson, Will Smith, Tom Gorzelanny, Alfredo Figaro AAA depth: Mike Fiers, Hiram Burgos The Future: Jimmy Nelson, Johnny Hellweg, Taylor Jungmann In 2013, the Brewers received 26% of their total innings from replacement pitchers. These… [More]

Shifting Billy Hamilton

Of the remaining “proprietary” areas of analysis, perhaps none is more intriguing than data on fielding shifts. Fielding shifts are largely a team event, which flies in the face of the typical presentation of individual-based baseball analysis and statistics; there are many different ways to… [More]

Resource: Fun with FIP, 2011-2013

One of the issues with Wins Above Replacement (WAR) statistics is that they are typically calculated with statistics that are removed from actual runs scored and allowed. This is especially true with pitching WAR in many cases, which are based around pitchers’ Fielding Independent Pitching… [More]

2014 Preview: Brewers vs. Cardinals

A very real rivalry was formed between St. Louis and Milwaukee in 2011, but since then, the Nine from Missouri have claimed the series. While Brewers fans are clamoring for a rebuilt or revamped farm system, the Cardinals are putting their rebuilt organization to good… [More]