- Part 9

Disciples of Uecker

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Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Zach Davies: Strike Zone Approach

Upon throwing 33 change ups against 40 sinkers, 5 curves, and 2 cutters to begin his MLB career (according to Brooks Baseball; alternate count here), Brewers righty Zach Davies immediately added intrigue to his scouting report and physical profile. Fans already knew about scouting reports… [More]

30 Farmhands #10: Improvements

Along with a set of Brewers prospects that produced steady seasons behind the stars of the system, there is another group of players that presented notable improvements on the field in 2015. These players will be scattered across my offseason rankings; some, like Jake Gatewood… [More]

Lucroy’s Improvement

By on September 9, 2015

Lucroy’s Improvement

In the middle of August, I looked at the slumping Jonathan Lucroy‘s strike zone swings, pitching approaches, and batting results, in order to explain his uncharacteristic struggles. This article is meant to be read in conjunction with the strike zone maps and analysis in “Jonathan… [More]

30 Farmhands #9: Sleepers (Part Two)

As many, many sources have documented throughout the season, there is a lot to like about the Brewers minor league development during the 2015 season. The AA Biloxi Shuckers had an amazing season while facing a seemingly insurmountable roadtrip; several key minor leaguers exhibited breakthroughs… [More]

Tank Standings & Narratives

As early as July 10, MLB run differentials (Runs Scored / Runs Allowed, one easy measure of a team’s “true” performance) suggested that the Brewers were firmly the fourth or fifth worst team in the league, but also showed that the club would certainly have… [More]

30 Farmhands #9: Sleepers (Part One)

As many, many sources have documented throughout the season, there is a lot to like about the Brewers minor league development during the 2015 season. The AA Biloxi Shuckers had an amazing season while facing a seemingly insurmountable roadtrip; several key minor leaguers exhibited breakthroughs… [More]

Minors: Promotions, Orimoloye, Barnes, Lopez

Although the season is winding down on the Brewers farm, there is a lot of news around the system. The Southern League named AA Biloxi RHP Jorge Lopez its “Most Outstanding Pitcher”! Manager Carlos Subero was named manager of the year! Congratulations to the Shuckers!… [More]

Revisiting Scott Linebrink: Draft, Prospects, Trades

While I was writing about the legacies of Jack Zduriencik and Bruce Seid as scouting directors in Milwaukee, I was reminded of the amazing Scott Linebrink trade and the prospect status of Will Inman. The trade is arguably one of the first “true” win-now moves… [More]

Brewers Draft: Jack & Bruce (Part Three)

On this day one year ago, the Brewers collapsing campaign took a dark turn, as scouting director Bruce Seid unexpectedly passed away. The news shook the organization, especially since a number of players on the roster made Milwaukee from Seid drafts. I hope this series… [More]

Meet Zach Davies

By on September 1, 2015

Meet Zach Davies

After a former coach of Brewers RHP prospect Zach Davies tweeted that the youngster would make a start during the Pirates series, the Brewers officially announced that they selected Davies’s contract from AAA Colorado Springs. The righty last started on August 27, and reports are… [More]