Jonathan Lucroy | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Lucroy ’

Could Lucroy be gone sooner than later?

I have a list of outcomes that I hope for from each Brewer game. This season, “winning the game” is further down the list than you might think. It’s behind things like “young players playing well” and “Martin Maldonado gunning someone down on the bases.” That’s the… [More]

Brewers’ Bats: Have We Seen the Worst Offense of the Rebuild Already?

With the new-look offense the Brewers have assembled this year, many assume that the offense will pan out worse compared to the second-half of 2015 – when the rebuild first began.  Because of the departures of OF Carlos Gomez, 3B Aramis Ramirez, and OF Gerardo… [More]

Quick Profile: 2016 Bats

By on February 11, 2016

Quick Profile: 2016 Bats

Following Thursday morning’s glance at the 2016 arms, the positional players appear to be much less easily sorted into roles. First and foremost, there are many more issues with marginal depth players without options on the positional side, compared to the rather easily optioned pitchers. If… [More]

Lucroy Defeated

By on January 19, 2016

Lucroy Defeated

Yesterday, the Brewers released the names of the players set to appear at their “On Deck” event. The list will be thrilling for baseball heads and organizational fans, as it’s heavy on prospects and gives fans a chance to see the Milwaukee future. On the… [More]

Payroll & Revenue Growth

By on December 8, 2015

Payroll & Revenue Growth

Yesterday, I advocated for full revenue sharing in the MLB, which is a measure that is necessary to benefit labor (by increasing the amount that a team will be able to spend on payroll, or perhaps mandating a spending level) and small market owners (who… [More]

Offensive Battles & Rebuilding

In 2015, the major culprit for the difficult Brewers campaign was the starting rotation. Really, unfortunately, the major culprit was ineffectiveness among a couple of veteran pitchers, and then injuries and some first-full-season-adjustments by young organizational arms. On the offensive side, injuries were really the… [More]

Disciple of Uecker Weekly Top-10: September 19-25

The Milwaukee Brewers hiring of new General Manager David Stearns was the clear topical winner this week, especially when the team was mired in a losing streak and shutting down players to protect them for 2016. The move is also noteworthy due to the fact… [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]

Jonathan Lucroy & Luck

By on August 19, 2015

Jonathan Lucroy & Luck

Yesterday, I focused on the pitching adjustments Jonathan Lucroy is facing in 2015, and how his swings are changing due to those adjustments. The basic conclusion is that since pitchers are giving Lucroy more low fastballs (and harder fastballs), Lucroy is swinging more frequently in… [More]

Jonathan Lucroy’s Game of Inches

Much has been made of Jonathan Lucroy‘s struggles this year. If you Google “Jonathan Lucroy Analysis” or “Jonathan Lucroy Slump,” you will find a couple of different series of articles at the beginning of the season, and others more recently, on the catcher’s poor play…. [More]