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Camp Prospects

Each year, spring training serves as a warm up for players knock out the winter’s cobwebs and get in playing shape for the long baseball regular season. Most players are working through some sort of mechanical adjustments or tinkering with a new pitch, pitchers only work maybe a couple of innings as they build up arm […]

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PECOTA Trends in the NL Central

It’s been a long winter in Wisconsin, and one that our other professional sports teams have only filled with heartbreak (Packers endure drubbing by Falcons in NFC Championship; Bucks’ former #2 overall pick Jabari Parker tears left ACL for the second time in 3 years). But we have finally made it to February, and even […]

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Pitching Week: Brewers Minor Leaguers

We have been celebrating “Pitching Week” all week long at Baseball Prospectus, including the introduction of a couple new statistics, Called Strike Probability (CSProb) and Called Strikes Above Average (CSAA), to quantify control and command. Earlier this week for Brew Crew Ball, I took a look at how the current big league pitchers in Milwaukee […]

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Prospect Development 2015-2017

The folks up at the Baseball Prospectus mother ship have been slowly releasing the organizational top 10 prospect lists throughout the winter, and on Tuesday was the Milwaukee Brewers’ turn to be featured. If you are a fan of the Milwaukee Nine, it’s difficult not to get excited when reading the first sentence in the introduction to […]

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Drafting and Developing Pitchers

There has long been a narrative surrounding the Milwaukee Brewers that “they just can’t draft pitching.” This idea is mostly rooted in the the fact the Brewers have drafted and developed just one legitimate “ace” during my lifetime: Ben Sheets, who was chosen in 1999 and was a top-20 pitcher in the league for a stretch […]

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2017 Breakouts

The 2016 season didn’t produce quite as many notable individual performances within the Milwaukee Brewers’ minor league system as the previous year had seen, but there were still a few pleasant surprises by players who we may start seeing included in the various top-100 lists that will come out over the winter. Lucas Erceg hit the […]

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Winter Meeting Acquisitions

Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings came and went this past week and the Milwaukee Brewers were among the teams that made some noise at the event. Slingin’ David Stearns paired up with Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski to pull of a significant trade that saw lights-out reliever Tyler Thornburg get shipped up to Boston with three players […]