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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 […]

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 […]

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Who is Josh Hader?

Brewers left hander Josh Hader is causing quite a stir thanks to his strike out mania. The Milwaukee reliever began the season with a fascinating 15.3 IP performance in 10 appearances, striking out 31 of 53 batters faced. But the breakout arguably occurred on April 30, 2018, when Hader completed an eight out save (2.7 […]

Brewers Farm Update

Pitching Rich: Zack Brown’s Ascent

The name of the game for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 has been pitching. While what was supposed to be a vaunted offense has lagged a bit in the season’s first two months, the pitching staff has allowed the Brewers to pile up an NL-leading 26 wins and has the team just a half-game back […]

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Weekend Recap: Peralta’s Stunning Debut

The Brewers had another successful week, going 4-2 against Cleveland and Colorado. Since both teams are currently over .500, those will count as Quality Wins, showing that the Brewers have earned their spot as leaders of the NL Central. Other than a Coors Field slugfest on Friday night, the pitching provided the backbone of the […]