Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 4

Disciples of Uecker

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Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Manipulating Luck: Brewers Starter Support

Before Franchise Pitcher Yovani Gallardo struggled toward the end of the season, there was a good case to be made that the righty was the Brewers’ Most Valuable Player. Entering August, the Brewers were 10-12 in his starts, despite the fact that Gallardo was consistently… [More]

Reviewing 2014: Series Preview Narratives

Throughout the 2014 season, I wrote series previews that helped to identify trends, pitching match-ups, and summarize season developments. Simply stated, these previews helped to reduce a long schedule to the most minute details, and identify stories to tell alongside statistical analysis. Stats provide many… [More]

Judging the Middle of the Road

Over the course of the last week, and the offseason in general, the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins bolstered their roster with a set of big headline moves. These moves contrast the offseason of the Brewers, who most recently traded depth catcher Shawn Zarraga… [More]

Narratives: National League Wins

One of the most difficult aspects of analyzing the 2015 Brewers roster is that the club could conceivably move in two directions: the Brewers could continue to build on their successful 150 days from 2014 and contend for the division, or they could continue their… [More]

Gallardo’s Fastball Resurgence

Yovani Gallardo‘s velocity has been quite a popular topic. The righty’s top fastball speed climbed above 93 MPH in 2011, but it didn’t stay there long. Even during the righty’s excellent 2012 season, his top fastball fell at least 1 MPH, and that descent continued… [More]

Winter Meetings Analysis: Transitional Division

With the Brewers predestined to do little at the winter meetings, it’s almost impossible to laud the Cubs’ signing of Jon Lester, and praise the forthcoming era of Cubs greatness. If Lester does not immediately make the Cubs a winner, the southpaw does signal that… [More]

Winter Meetings Analysis: 2B, ZiPS, Contracts, Roster Wins

One of the problems with having a team that could “play tomorrow” is that the winter meetings will probably be boring. This is the situation of the Milwaukee Brewers, who added Adam Lind via trade to open the offseason, thereby addressing one of their most… [More]

Revisiting Jonathan Lucroy’s Value

While many sports fans were freaking out over the total value of the contract signed by Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, a relatively new labor weapon was secured in the outfielder’s deal. Namely, the MVP Candidate joined the group of recent stars and free agents to… [More]

30 Farmhands #2: The Best of “The Rest”

One of the great aspects of cheering for the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 2014 is that the club arguably had one of their best drafts in GM Doug Melvin‘s tenure (maybe even in a decade). Certainly, Bruce Seid and his staff made a marked change… [More]

Memorable Brewers Moments: Gomez versus Kershaw

That change up was one of the strangest pitches I’ve ever seen. Clayton Kershaw, the top pitcher in baseball, possesses at least three excellent offerings to attack batters. His fastball is strong enough on its own, but he uses his slider and curveball to carve… [More]