- Part 7

Disciples of Uecker

We'd like to go to the Playoffs, that would be cool.

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

End the QO

By on November 9, 2015

End the QO

On Friday, MLB teams faced the deadline to make Qualifying Offers to their free agents. Under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, if a team wants to receive draft compensation for losing a player to free agency, they must first make that player a one-year Qualifying… [More]

Batting Structure: Outfield

Fittingly, following up on my “Fun With the Roster” and “Batting Structure” posts, the Brewers made their first wave of major roster moves: Outrights: C Juan Centeno, IF Matt Clark, RHP Johnny Hellweg, LHP Cesar Jimenez, and OF Logan Schafer receive an outright assignment and… [More]

Batting Structure: Infield

Fittingly, following up on my “Fun With the Roster” and “Batting Structure” posts, the Brewers made their first wave of major roster moves: Outrights: C Juan Centeno, IF Matt Clark, RHP Johnny Hellweg, LHP Cesar Jimenez, and OF Logan Schafer receive an outright assignment and… [More]

Batting Structure: Catcher

Fittingly, following up on my “Fun With the Roster” and “Batting Structure” posts, the Brewers made their first wave of major roster moves: Outrights: C Juan Centeno, IF Matt Clark, RHP Johnny Hellweg, LHP Cesar Jimenez, and OF Logan Schafer receive an outright assignment and… [More]

2016: STACKED Rattlers

By on November 2, 2015

2016: STACKED Rattlers

While working on 2016 previews, I have been wondering about whether GM David Stearns will use aggressive promotions to develop and challenge some of the Brewers’ most promising young talent. Bigtime international signing Gilbert Lara already impressed in 2014 instructional ball and worked through an… [More]

Batting Structure: Team Overview

Following up on the Brewers’ “Offensive Battles” analysis, I thought it would be fitting to break down each position, as well as the team’s batting profile on the whole. Rebuilding already ran through the 2015 roster, in many ways, as the front office quickly responded… [More]

2016: Fun With the Roster

In late September, the Brewers placed Michael Blazek and Jimmy Nelson on the 60-day disabled list, which allowed the club to reserve those players while freeing two spots on the Brewers’ 40-man roster. Since then, the Brewers made a number of moves: The Brewers added… [More]

Prospect Pitch F/X: Arizona Fall League

Rejoice! Now that the Arizona Fall League is well under way, fully functioning player pages exist on BrooksBaseball for Jacob Barnes, Josh Hader, Adrian Houser, and Damien Magnifico. This is an exciting development for prospect fans who are stuck scrounging the web for every last… [More]

Offensive Battles & Rebuilding

In 2015, the major culprit for the difficult Brewers campaign was the starting rotation. Really, unfortunately, the major culprit was ineffectiveness among a couple of veteran pitchers, and then injuries and some first-full-season-adjustments by young organizational arms. On the offensive side, injuries were really the… [More]

First Pitch: Aggression & Discipline

One of the most redeeming aspects of the 2015 MLB playoff broadcasts is the extent to which the clubs have forced the analysts to discuss the first pitch. Even if a series of aggressive swings produced awkward terms like “ambush,” analysts began talking about a… [More]