Presented Without Comment: Brewers vs. MLB | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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

The Brewers have fallen to 11 games under .500, and understandably, criticism is being doled out left and right. People are searching for individuals to blame. Thus, it seemed prudent to illustrate where the Brewers are underperforming in comparison to the remainder of the league — both at the plate and on the mound.

At the plate:

Position Brewers wOBA League wOBA Difference
C .259 .311 -.052
1B .236 .335 -.099
2B .264 .300 -.036
SS .403 .300 +.103
3B .282 .319 -.037
LF .342 .327 +.015
CF .418 .320 +.098
RF .318 .323 -.005

On the mound:

Position Brewers ERA League ERA Difference
SP 5.29 4.14 +1.15
RP 3.17 3.70 -0.53

And for those who don’t like traditional pitching metrics:

Position Brewers FIP League FIP Difference
SP 4.51 4.08 +0.43
RP 3.94 3.83 +0.11


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  1. Ditzblitz says: May 28, 2013

    So The back up catcher is really not hitting well but neither is the starter. Those might even out over the year. The differences at first and third can be expected because of injury.

    Oh and the starting pitching has been just awful. For those that thought, “oh, we have this great young core of starting pitching coming up and things will be great.” you were a little bit mistaken. But I like that you were optimistic!

  2. BrewersWorldSeries says: May 28, 2013

    If the Brewers are still 10-15 games under .500 by the break, do you think we see them try to shop Ramirez, Weeks, Hart, Betancourt, or some combination of them? With the lost draft pick as a result of the Lohse signing, it really makes you wonder how we’ll get some quality starting pitching. Trying to deal one (or several) of those guys would seem like a decent place to start. Don’t know if there’d be any buyers though, especially with Weeks and Betancourt. And Hart still has to prove he’s OK after the injury. Just a thought…

    • Cecil Cooper's Love Child says: May 28, 2013

      Any and all of those mentioned should be shopped. I would hate to see Ramirez go, but he may be our most marketable available asset. You might add Gallardo to the list of candidates.

      We could call Gennett and Morris up a bit early and see how they fare against MLB pitching.

      • BrewersWorldSeries says: May 28, 2013

        Agreed, as much as it would pain me to see Gallardo or even Aoki go, I think the two of them could also end up as trade candidates if the Brewers really continue to tank.

  3. Doug says: May 28, 2013

    I refuse to watch this team until the Gonzalez/Bentacourt duo at first is done. Ridiculous that Melvin has done nothing to address that black hole. The writing was on the wall that Hart was going to miss about sixty games. Also, he knew that Ramirez was aging. To stand pat and do nothing to address the corner infield positions completely sunk the season if you ask me.

    Sure the young starting pitching was a huge variable – and it has grossly underperformed. But Gallardo and to a lesser extent Lohse haven’t really stepped it up either. A consistent offense could have papered over some of the runs that the SP’s allowed. But there is no consistency when an offensive cornerstone (i.e. FIRST BASE) is completely ignored.

    • Doug says: May 28, 2013

      After Hunter Morris’ spring I agreed that he should be sent out for more seasoning – however you have to wonder how much worse he would have performed than the “Non-dynamic Duo.”

      • Doug says: May 28, 2013

        I would be willing to wager that the 220 or so odd games in the post-Prince era the Brewers offense from the first base position has been pretty woeful – and probably WAAAAY below league average. Remember, Hart only played 100 games there last year.

        Of course Melvin will continue to stick his head in the sand and pretend that a 31 year old with lingering knee problems is going to solve all the problems over there. Pish posh.

  4. Chad says: May 28, 2013

    I agree with a lot of what Doug just said, but I think the worst part is by playing an aging player at 1st base, we aren’t getting production AND we aren’t building toward the future. If you aren’t getting anything out of Gonzalez or Betancourt, sit them and put in someone who at least has the POTENTIAL to give you something, even if that something is further down the line. Trotting Gonzalez or Betancourt out on a daily basis gives you neither production nor potential for production later.


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