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Brewers Baserunning and Sprint Speed

Last season, the Brewers led all of baseball in stolen bases by a considerable amount. They were not, however, a particularly good baserunning team, at least according to BP’s BRR statistic, which calculates overall value contributed by baserunning rather than just being limited to stolen base percentage. In 2016, according to BRR, the Brewers were […]

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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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Taylor Jungmann, Relief Pitcher

Embattled starter Taylor Jungmann made the Brewers’ bullpen out of spring training this year, and his experience this year will be an interesting case study in the starter-to-reliever conversion project. Failed starters have repeatedly made successful transitions to the bullpen (see Blanton, Joe), and this is a route we are seeing more pitchers take as […]