- Part 8

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Jonathan Lucroy’s Game of Inches

Much has been made of Jonathan Lucroy‘s struggles this year. If you Google “Jonathan Lucroy Analysis” or “Jonathan Lucroy Slump,” you will find a couple of different series of articles at the beginning of the season, and others more recently, on the catcher’s poor play…. [More]

Monday Round ‘Em Up: Tank Standings, Denson, Pitching

Our beloved Milwaukee Brewers swept the Philadelphia Phillies for the season, which would be great news if they were not fighting the Phillies for the top draft pick in 2016. Going 7-0 against the Brotherly Love Nine has surely helped the Brewers jump out of… [More]

Friday Morning Coffee: Roache, OF prospects, HomeGrown SP

There are a couple of recent comments that have been really thought-provoking, so I’d like to take a look at them to add to those recent posts. Victor Roache On my Top 15 list, Tyler Laabs asked: One question for you on the Coulter thing…. [More]

Personal List: Brewers Midseason Top 15 Prospects

Throughout the season, I have shifted my focus from the MLB team to the Brewers’ farm system, which is perhaps a necessary consequence of preparing to cover a rebuilding ballclub. The Brewers also had one of the most exciting minor league seasons that they could… [More]

Wednesday Morning Coffee: Melvin’s Legacy, Analytics, GMs

Yesterday, Brewers President and General Manager Doug Melvin announced that he would step away from everyday GM duties, and into an advisory role for the club. Melvin ran the club for 13 years, advancing in executive ranks to club President as the Brewers consistently opted… [More]

Ranking Top Prospects

By on August 11, 2015

Ranking Top Prospects

Once the Brewers experienced that wretched April, fans rather enthusiastically resigned to the fact that the Milwaukee organization would (perhaps, finally) rebuild their MLB roster and farm system. Of course, to prospect newcomers, there could be no better Brewers farm system to follow: prior to… [More]

On Gomez & Fiers: Farewell 2012

I have yet to write a farewell to Carlos Gomez and Fastballer Mike Fiers, two of the most interesting and exciting Brewers players of the last five seasons, because there is so much to say about their legacy in Milwaukee. The history books will glide… [More]

Friday Morning Coffee: Spoiler Alert, Davis, Minors, Draft

If you grew up with the 2006-2014 Brewers as your favorite club, chances are you’re too young to remember a time when the Brewers were playing meaningless baseball in August; in that case, the San Diego Padres series introduced you to one of the (arguably)… [More]

Smartbuilding #10: San Diego Padres

If the Brewers hire a new GM externally, how many of the club’s core prospects will remain? Among Orlando Arcia, Tyrone Taylor, Victor Roache, Clint Coulter, Tyler Wagner, Jorge Lopez, Michael Reed, and now Brett Phillips, Zach Davies, Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, and Adrian Houser?… [More]

Jimmy Nelson’s Attack

Last night, righty Jimmy Nelson continued his positive developments in 2015 by pitching his third consecutive quality start, and his sixth start with three-or-fewer runs since June 18. Stated simply, the youngster is dealing, improving his performance from a below-average-but-serviceable -7 runs prevented, 83.3 IP… [More]