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Aces Don’t Exist: Third Time Charmers

The Brewers are gaining a reputation for becoming a bullpen squad, part of the MLB bullpen revolution, and rightfully so. Over the offseason, the Brewers lost out on all the major free agency starting pitchers, and never consummated a trade for one of the (presumably, oft-rumored) available aces, instead remaining satisfied with marginal moves involving […]

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The Next Big Steps

The Brewers exited their month of May with a much deserved day off, winning 19 of 27 games on the strength of a 134 Runs Scored (RS) / 104 Runs Allowed (RA) run differential for the month. By allowing 3.85 runs per game, the pitchers remained significantly better than average (+14 RA), but the story […]

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Chase Anderson: FIP-Beater?

Chase Anderson’s 2018 season has been quite different from his 2017.  His strikeout rate has dropped, his walk rate has risen, his ground ball rate has dropped, and his home run rate has risen.  None of those trends are indicators of success, so it is no surprise that his ERA is almost two runs higher […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

Fun With Pythagoras: Doubt

Entering Sunday, the Brewers bats had posted their best offensive output of the season, a runs scored total so large that a mediocre-to-bad offense suddenly had a much more positive season trend (or at least closer to average). Our Beloved Milwaukee Nine extended a four game lead over the nearest National League Central rivals w, […]

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BPMilwaukee Exclusive: Robot Ump Experiment

Baseball Prospectus is, in general, at the forefront of ball-tracking systems, and Wayne Boyle, Sean O’Rourke, Jeff Long, and Harry Pavlidis have spent countless hours researching and writing about the the technology, and flaws inherent in all current ball-tracking systems. Earlier this year they wrote an outstanding piece about the various issues that baseball would […]

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Jesus Aguilar’s Quality Swings

Where would the Brewers be without Jesus Aguilar? With Eric Thames and Ryan Braun, the presumed muscle of the Milwaukee lineup, out for extended periods of time, Aguilar has been the one to step up. He was huge in the club’s recent road trip, as he went 12-for-39 with five homers and five walks, good […]

Brewers Farm Update

Braulio Ortiz and the Curse of One Great Tool

Quick, think of the loudest tools in the Brewers system. Hit tool? Keston Hiura. Throwing arm? That’s Brett Phillips. (Laugh also belongs to Phillips.) Curveball? I’ll take Adrian Houser here. What about the fastball? There are some fun arguments to be had. Taylor Williams is pretty electric. Brandon Woodruff can touch 98. How about a […]