Author: CoreyGreen_

We all know Christian Yelich was one of the best hitters in the league in 2018 and 2019, and we all know he hasn’t been nearly the same ever since. The never-ending optimist in me believes Yelich’s future seasons will look closer to his 18-19 seasons than it will his 20-21 seasons, but he will most likely never reach those heights again just because of how rare those seasons actually are.  While he didn’t really catch fire until the second half of 2018, he basically became a one man offensive juggernaut from the moment he was traded to the Brewers…

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On the day of MLB’s self-imposed deadline to get a new CBA in place, the league said they were fine with canceling up to a month’s worth of games. Only time will tell whether it’s a bluff or not, but it got me thinking about what the Brewers would look like had they missed a month last year. If you just remove last year’s April games from existence, not much really changes for the Brewers. They still win the division by three games over the Cardinals, but it would’ve made the Cardinals’ September hot streak a lot more concerning. Along…

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Brewers' manager Craig Counsell takes a frustrated Brandon Woodruff out of the fifth inning of Game Two of the National League Wild Card Series

Well Brewers fans, you got to watch your pitchers swing a bat for 26 seasons. So, how was it?  Not great.  Worse Than Bad Since moving to the National League in 1998, the Brewers’ pitching staff has produced a slashline of .133/.165/.172. For comparison, Bob Uecker’s worst year produced a slashline of .150/.243/.218. So, the GOAT broadcaster who’s been joking about his abysmal offense for the last 50+ years can rest assured that he was never as bad at hitting as this pitching staff.  To that you might say, “But pitchers aren’t supposed to be good at hitting!”  Then why…

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Lorenzo Cain dipped a toe in the 2020 season before deciding it was best to play it safe and just sit poolside, and his presence was definitely missed. While the Brewers were ready, willing, and in need of another full season of Cain patrolling centerfield, the cruel Baseball Gods of Injury had other plans.  Even though his season was plagued by injuries and he’s now closer to 40 years old than he is 30, Cain was still a major factor in the Brewers’ success in 2021. While only playing in 78 games, he managed to produce a WAR of 2.2,…

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It was a down and down year for the future Silver Slugger winner. Here’s how he graded out for our 2021 report cards.  2021 was Keston Hiura’s third season with big league action, and it was his third-best season in the bigs. After leading all second basemen in errors in the shortened 2020 season, the Brewers went out and signed Gold Glover Kolton Wong. Hiura, however, still found a starting role with Milwaukee at first base, where both his bat and his fielding were a better fit. Then again, saying someone’s fielding better suits first base is kind of like…

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Ben Badler of Baseball America just released his list of the Brewers’ top prospects going into 2022. Here is what you need to know: Pitching First He mentions how the Brewers have turned into a premier system when it comes to developing pitching. However, the list only includes two pitchers in the top ten. He is high on Aaron Ashby, who he says has the best slider in the Brewers’ farm system.  Ashby is a 23 year old southpaw who the Brewers drafted in the fourth round in 2018. He showed plenty of promise in the 13 games he spent…

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Just before the league began the lockout, and for some reason scrubbed their website of any mention of current players, the Brewers got their de facto replacement for Avisail Garcia in right field. Not only did they manage to get a guy with a nearly identical stat line as Garcia the previous season, they managed to dump what was turning out to be the worst contract on the team. JBJ’s Contract Jackie Bradley Jr. was set to make $9.5 million in 2022 and likely would have gotten another $8 million in a buyout after the season. After having one of…

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The Brewers offense was hard to watch at times in 2021, but were they actually bad? Well, yes and no. The point of offense in baseball is to score runs. That’s it. It’s not like other sports where there’s a secondary purpose like running the clock down. There is no clock. In that aspect the Brewers were 12th in the majors in runs scored, sixth in the National League. So they were technically an above average offense scoring 0.06 runs per game above the league average. Historically bad batting average Nonetheless, it was definitely hard to watch. They hit .233…

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You don’t need me to tell you the Brewers starting pitchers were great this year, but I’m going to say it anyway. The Brewers starting pitchers were absolutely, undeniably great this year.  It’s no surprise that they broke some franchise records, but exactly how many and by how much is pretty bewildering. Some of the counting stats like the fewest walks issued or hits allowed will always belong to seasons shortened by strikes or pandemics, but this rotation even put up an honest fight against some of those years.  For example, the Brewers 2021 starting pitchers allowed 661 hits, which…

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The inaugural regular season for the newly named American Family Field has come to a close, and boy was it a memorable one. So now that they’ve hosted all 81 games they had on the docket, it’s time to go through the numbers.  Miller Park vs AmFam Before the season started I wrote about the final numbers put up in the stadium when it was known as Miller Park. Even though the changes that were made were only off the field, there is a difference in the splits that I find interesting.  The basis of my preseason article was how…

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