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Disciples of Uecker

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Posts by Nicholas Zettel

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]

2016 Wins: 4th & 5th Innings

As discussed throughout the offseason, there are arguably several areas of the pitching staff that an analytical front office can exploit to win more games: The front office can aggressively use replacement starters “by design,” in order to take team reliance away from “steady 4th… [More]

2016 Wins: Efficiency

By on January 11, 2016

2016 Wins: Efficiency

As rumors swirl about Jonathan Lucroy, as well as the Brewers’ apparent willingness to move Ryan Braun, it is difficult to find concrete topics to discuss as the roster remains in flux. However, regardless of the roster the Brewers have in place, one can look… [More]

Quick Profile: Chris Carter

The Brewers swapped out one element of their 40-man roster (a gamble on a catching prospect) for another (a gamble on a true outcome first baseman) when they signed Chris Carter yesterday. Unfortunately, GM David Stearns designated Josmil Pinto for assignment, which is a somewhat… [More]

2016 Wins: Replacement By Design

It is difficult not to feel optimistic about the Brewers as the new year opens. The club is basically within one season’s length of seeing what their top young players can do in the big leagues, and in the meantime GM David Stearns is stockpiling… [More]

Quick Profile: Tanking

By on January 4, 2016

Quick Profile: Tanking

The Brewers recently filled their 40-man roster with a trio of MLB-level options. Catcher Josmil Pinto and first-baseman Andy Wilkins both have “true corners” (1B / 3B / LF / RF) minor league positional profiles, while having previously cracked the MLB at one specific fielding… [More]

IT’S FINALLY OVER!

By on December 31, 2015

IT’S FINALLY OVER!

Brewers fans: we did it! We made it through 2015. While the season was rough and disappointing, the quick move by the front office to trade some valuable veteran contracts, the new GM David Stearns, some excellent strides in the minors, and a great first… [More]