Episode 7 (p2) – Hitting and Swing Mechanics with Ryan Connor

Host Vineet Barot is joined by Ryan Connor to discuss hitting and swing mechanics of major league ball players. This episode is split into two parts. Part 1 talks about basics of hitting, what are the major componets of a swing and what to look for when scouting hitters. Part 2 divers deeper into specific hitters including Jean Segura, Ryan Braun, Chris Carter and the newest Milwaukee hitter, Eric Thames. 

Episode 7 (p1) – Hitting and Swing Mechanics with Ryan Connor

Host Vineet Barot is joined by Ryan Connor to discuss hitting and swing mechanics of major league ball players. This episode is split into two parts. Part 1 talks about basics of hitting, what are the major componets of a swing and what to look for when scouting hitters. Part 2 divers deeper into specific hitters including Jean Segura, Ryan Braun, Chris Carter and the newest Milwaukee hitter, Eric Thames. 

Episode 6 – 2016 Season Wrap

Host Vineet Barot chats with BP Milwaukee Editor Nicholas Zettel and writer Kyle Lesniewski about the 2016 Milwaukee Brewers. Is it considered a success? How did Craig Consell do and should we expect him to be extended? Should the Brewers trade or keep Ryan Braun? 

Episode 5 – The Lucroy, Jeffress and Smith Trade

BP Milwaukee Editor Nicholas Zettel and author Colin Anderle joins host Vineet Barot for a discussion of the frantic August 1st Trade Deadline. What was the return for Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress from the Rangers like? How can we assess that accurately in a market that seemed to overvalue relief pitchers. To wit, Will Smith gets traded to the San Francisco Giants for two great prospects. What do these mean for the Brewers future and do they have enough pieces for 2018 or 2019? Or are the big pieces yet to come. 

Episode 4 – Dan Szymborski on Lucroy and the Trade Deadline

ESPN writer and Zips projection system author Dan Szymborski joins the show to discuss the Milwaukee Brewers upcoming trade deadline, Jonathan Lucroy’s long term value and potential return and how much of Ryan Brauns salary will the Brewers have to eat before there’s a decent return. 

Episode 3 – Kyle Lesniewski talks Guerra, Trades and more Guerra

Baseball Prospectus Milwaukee writer Kyle Lesniewski joins host Vineet Barot in discussing the Milwaukee Brewers upcoming trade deadline, which players are most likely to be traded and how Junior Guerra went from an almost-30 minor leaguer to an Ace pitcher for the Brewers. 

Episode 3 – Kyle Lesniewsky talks Guerra, Trades and more Guerra

Baseball Prospectus Milwaukee writer Kyle Lesniewski joins host Vineet Barot in discussing the Milwaukee Brewers upcoming trade deadline, which players are most likely to be traded and how Junior Guerra went from an almost-30 minor leaguer to an Ace pitcher for the Brewers. 

Ep 2 – 2016 Draft and Pushing the Boundaries with Julien Assouline

Baseball Prospectus Milwaukee writer Julien Assouline joins host Vineet Barot to discuss the Milwaukee Brewers 2016 Draft. How important is the 1st round, specifically, the first 10 picks? Did the Brewer selections reflect any organizational philosophy or are draft picks so hard to judge that it’s best left to scouts? The conversation then moves onto on and off field strategies. GM David Stearns took a gamble Jonathan Villar and it’s worked out great–what does that mean for the teams future? Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is throwing far more splitters than he ever has and it has achieved excellent results.Is baseball in need of such boundary pushing strategies or is a balanced approach more appropriate?

All that and more on this episode of the BP Milwaukee Podcast!