Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 4

Disciples of Uecker

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Series Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers

It doesn’t feel like it yet, but the Brewers are in the midst of a brutal divisional stretch. Including the series victory against Pittsburgh at Miller Park, the Brewers play 23 of 32 games against their own division (including 10 against the 2013 Wild Card… [More]

Series Preview: Pirates @ Brewers

When I previewed the Pirates and Brewers heading into the 2014 season, I complained that their early season match-ups might not mean that much. Here we are, not even 10 games into the season, and the first match-up between the Pirates and Brewers features two… [More]

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]