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The Other Overlooked Cooper

There’s a player named Cooper opening some eyes on the Brewers farm this year. He can hit for average, draw a walk, and slug one into the gap. He plays a position of recent organizational need, though a few shrewd offseason moves have clouded his path to the bigs. Sound familiar? You might be thinking […]

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Weekend Recap 10: Nelson, Fielding

The Brewers completed their hot week by taking two of three games from the Padres, maintaining their lead in the National League Central. The weekend was filled with excitement and drama. The teams combined for seventeen home runs across the three games, we saw another Brewers bullpen meltdown, and yesterday featured the first complete game […]

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130 Games of New Wave

The use of restrictive linguistic categories complicates discussion about the 2017 Brewers: since these upstart Brewers will not stop winning, they are short-circuiting fan dialogue between “rebuilding” and “winning now.” According to Baseball Reference, Sunday’s thrilling 2-1 win against San Diego marked the 32nd day that the Brewers stood in first place in the National […]

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Stoked for Carolina

At the beginning of the 2017 minor league baseball season, I wrote that the Carolina Mudcats and their stacked roster should be a team to give your attention to this summer. With four of the Brewers’ top 10 Baseball Prospectus prospects and 10 of Milwaukee’s top 30 prospects (per MLB Pipeline) assigned to the roster to […]

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Getting to Know the Brewers’ Top Five Draft Picks

Major League Baseball teams are lucky to get just two or three average big leaguers out of each draft class. That doesn’t stop anyone from getting to know and dreaming on their favorite team’s top picks. The Milwaukee Brewers seemed to go the risk-reward route with their top-five draft picks, selecting three high schoolers and […]

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Brewers Debuts in History

Milwaukee has been MLB debut central in 2017, with Brandon Woodruff’s delayed debut making it five total on the season. Some have been more heralded than others (Brett Phillips’s debut almost felt like a national holiday), but none have been all that successful. Phillps struck out swinging twice before he slapped his first hit up the […]

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Keon Broxton: Exit Velocity King?

Last year, Keon Broxton’s average exit velocity was 91.7 mph, which was a top-20 mark in all of baseball.  By this measure, he was comparable to such luminaries as Yoenis Cespedes, Jose Bautista, and Khris Davis, and his breakout potential was well-covered in certain corners of the online baseball community.  The idea that he was […]

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