Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 7

Disciples of Uecker

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Adam Lind: Lefties, 1B Value, & Swings

Last night, Adam Lind proved that his ability to hit lefties in 2015 could indeed carry a club for a game, as the first baseman singled off Jon Niese in the first, and then bested Sean Gilmartin in the 7th for what would prove to… [More]

30 Farmhands #4: Meet the Arizona Rookies!

If you’re looking for an elixir to numb the persistent midseason pain provided by a struggling Brewers club, the full slate of Brewers affiliates will be playing in no-time flat. In fact, the rookie leagues in Arizona and the Pioneer League just recently started their… [More]

RIP Darryl Hamilton

By on June 23, 2015

RIP Darryl Hamilton

As though the last year hasn’t been tough enough on the Brewers organization with gloom on the field and unexpected deaths off the field, news surfaced yesterday that Darryl Hamilton was killed in an apparent murder-suicide plot. This is dreadful news in general, but it… [More]

Matt Garza’s Transformation

When the Brewers signed Matt Garza, the rate of his contract was so good that I investigated the question of whether his bargain was perfectly justifiable by Milwaukee’s front office. Frankly, given the previous explosion of right-handed pitching contracts (remember when I investigated Yovani Gallardo‘s… [More]

Junkball Blues: Nathan Kirby vs. Florida

This afternoon’s start by University of Virginia LHP Nathan Kirby perfectly coincided with my day off, so I took the opportunity to watch the young southpaw and see what Brewers fans might look for in his arm. The Brewers scouting team has known Kirby for… [More]

Contrasting Tools: Clark & Orimoloye

The results of the 2015 Brewers draft feel different. Certainly, the club continued their general high-ceiling gambling that began in 2014 (a good thing), but they seemed to place their focus on different types of tools. If you’re a Brewers fan that is disheartened with… [More]

Thursday Morning Round-Up: Draft, Roache, Shuckers, Minors

Forget all the nice things I recently wrote about the Brewers’ pitching staff; perhaps I jinxed the arms on our beloved ballclub. After allowing 26 runs during an exceptional 10 game stretch, the Brewers are well on their way to doubling that figure in a… [More]

Brewers Bats: Five Offensive Explanations

The Brewers sat at 12-23, with 133 total runs scored, on the morning of May 14 when I checked in with the bats. Their overall RS / G of 3.80 was somewhat misleading, however, as the club was in the midst of a 19-game hot… [More]

Smartbuilding #4: New York Mets

Earlier this spring, Hardball Times published a told-you-so / gotcha-genre article with one of Doug Melvin‘s worst public quotes in his tenure as General Manager. The quote is so bad, of course, because of the author’s lead-in and editorializing, but also because it’s so uncharacteristic… [More]

Taylor Jungmann’s Fastball

After his excellent debut, Taylor Jungmann earned his first “tough loss” of the season, as Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals big-contract ace, nearly no-hit the Brewers. Jungmann hardly pitched poorly, however, and managed to get himself out of trouble a couple of times. Unfortunately, the… [More]