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?┬áDid the Brewer selections┬áreflect 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!

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