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30 Farmhands #8: Prospect Narratives

While working on ranking Brewers prospects, a number of difficult and intriguing issues appear. First and foremost, the convergence of lower-minor or Brewers-homegrown prospects that are advancing, and supremely advanced external acquisitions leads to a difficult set of wagers about the system’s value. The Brewers… [More]

Smartbuilding #5: 2011-2012 Major Trades

As the midseason hot stove valves open, Brewers fans clamor for trades that signal organizational rebuilding — or, at least the earnest start of a rebuilding campaign. Of course, I have been a rather loud rebuilding proponent, but there are many reasonable voices across the… [More]

Tyler Cravy: Best Brewers Debut?

Let’s forget the offensive woes for a moment, and praise Tyler Cravy for his exceptional Major League debut. Last night, the organizational righty worked each of his pitches against the Cardinals, varying speeds and planes to confound Cardinals batters. While BaseballAmerica suggested a sinker /… [More]

Johnny Hellweg tears UCL, likely needs Tommy John surgery

For the most part, the Brewers have had good luck when it comes to avoiding elbow injuries to their young pitchers. While they haven’t produced many high-ceiling talents, the Brewers’ minor league system has consistently churned out durable, dependable starters. Unfortunately, it appears that luck… [More]

2014 Position Preview: Rotation Depth

Starters: Tyler Thornburg, Will Smith, Tom Gorzelanny, Replacement Depth: Zach Duke AAA Depth: Mike Fiers, Hiram Burgos, Jimmy Nelson, Johnny Hellweg, Alfredo Figaro The Future: Taylor Jungmann, Ariel Pena, Jorge Lopez As much attention as we give to the 25 players that break camp with… [More]

Brewers Stock Watch: Week One

If you know the slightest thing about baseball, it’s probably that the most positive thing you can do is base sharp judgments on players’ performances nine games into spring. It’s just the right thing to do. Kind of like bunting in the top of the… [More]

Twitter Mailbag: A Buffet of Goodies

As I do every Wednesday on Twitter, I ask for questions for the upcoming mailbag. This week, I added that I was taking “literally anything and I’m not kidding”, hoping to get some gems. And you guys responded. And it was beautiful. Kind of like… [More]

Home ImpBrewMent: Johnny Hellweg

There’s no question that when Johnny Hellweg was promoted in late June to take the place of Alfredo Figaro in the revolving circus that was the Brewers 2012 starting rotation, he simply was overmatched. In a game that also featured Pittsburgh Pirates former first-overall draft… [More]

Can Johnny Hellweg Succeed In 2014?

Long-time readers know my feelings about right-hander Johnny Hellweg. He has an intimidating frame on the mound and a fastball that can be overwhelming. He has struggled in his brief major-league debut this season, but I absolutely adore his potential. He’s one of the few… [More]

Minor League Box Scores: 07.31.13

Nashville Sounds: (40-71), 14.0 GB 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Las Vegas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 1 5 0 Nashville 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 x 3 8 0 RHP… [More]