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Quick Profile: 2016 Arms

By on February 11, 2016

Quick Profile: 2016 Arms

Given that the Brewers are gearing up for spring training, as pitchers and catchers are slated to report to camp very soon, now is as good a time as any to look at the prospective 2016 roster once more. To make this exercise easier to… [More]

Nelson’s Improvements: Part Two

Yesterday, I discussed the general topic of Jimmy Nelson‘s improvement trends throughout his professional career. Notably, the righty broke new ground in 2015 with his curveball, and incidentally, the righty also is showing a new trend of improving groundball:flyball ratios at the MLB level (in… [More]

Nelson’s Improvements: Part One

There’s an interesting phrase that analysts throw around about Brewers ace-in-waiting Jimmy Nelson: at each level in his career, Nelson has taken time to adjust, and improved in his second stop at that level. On the surface, this phrase seems to be a basic way… [More]

2016 Arms: Rotational Crunch

Following yesterday’s profile of the prospect bats that could make the second half of 2016 quite interesting, it is worth looking at the advanced arms that comprise the Brewers’ rotational crunch. Related Reads: 2016 Roster [so far] Week 0: Brewers Roster Rankings [December 12] Given… [More]

Collapsing Middle Rotation

While working on the 2015 runs prevented rankings for the National League, I noticed a strange set of trends: The NL featured the lowest number of “full-time” starters since 2009 (only 67 regular starters worked 100+ innings). Only 11 starters prevented between 4 and -4… [More]

Improving Pitching & The Five Man Rotation

In the 2015 National League, six teams produced 800+ inning pitching rotations. ROTATIONS IP / Runs Prevented Core IP / RunPrv Replacement IP / RunPrv 2014 Core; Replacement Cardinals 1003.3 / 112 884 / 104 (!!!) 119.3 / 8 720.7 / 67; 296 / -47… [More]

Gallardo & Estrada 1: Front Office & Coaches

Martin Perez, David Price, Cole Hamels, and Marcus Stroman: these are the four pitchers that former Brewers starters Yovani Gallardo and Marco Estrada have out-pitched during their 2015 American League Divisional Series. The former rotation mates share a playoff series for the first time since… [More]

Zach Davies: Aggressive Adjustments

Disciples of Uecker is on Apple News. If you have an iPhone or iPad with iOS 9, follow the link and add the channel. On September 24, John Jackson reported that Zach Davies was working with a more aggressive pitching approach. The young righty noted that… [More]

Disciples of Uecker Weekly Top-10: September 12-18, 2015

The Milwaukee Brewers are still interviewing candidates for their opening at General Manager, Ryan Braun cheated, but who knows how much it actually helped, and Taylor Jungmann remains a popular player to write about. It’s your Disciples of Uecker Weekly Top-10.   10. Brewers eliminated:… [More]

Wily Peralta’s “Down Year”

Entering 2015, one of 18 “super-dependable” (100+ IP / 4+ consecutive seasons) starting pitchers exhibited a true, consistent career arc: Tim Hudson was in the process of redefining his career, or reclaiming it, after his 2008 and 2009 injury-shortened seasons. For the Braves, he prevented… [More]