Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 9

Disciples of Uecker

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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]

Resource: Fun with FIP, 2011-2013

One of the issues with Wins Above Replacement (WAR) statistics is that they are typically calculated with statistics that are removed from actual runs scored and allowed. This is especially true with pitching WAR in many cases, which are based around pitchers’ Fielding Independent Pitching… [More]

2014 Preview: Brewers vs. Cardinals

A very real rivalry was formed between St. Louis and Milwaukee in 2011, but since then, the Nine from Missouri have claimed the series. While Brewers fans are clamoring for a rebuilt or revamped farm system, the Cardinals are putting their rebuilt organization to good… [More]

2014 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals receive so much praise as a baseball organization that it’s difficult to remember that they actually lost the World Series in 2013. While the St. Louis organization may only be able to hang its hat on an NL Pennant (their second in three… [More]

2014 Preview: Brewers vs. Reds

The Reds have quietly dominated the Brewers over the course of four seasons, winning 37 of 63 contests from 2010-present. It seems strange to think about the Reds as having the Brewers’ number, simply because the focus for Brewers fans has always been placed on… [More]

2014 Preview: Cincinnati Reds

From June 21 through the end of the 2013 season, the Cincinnati Reds stood in third place in the NL Central for all but a handful of days. One can see their season as a failure, viewing only their last week, during which they lost… [More]