Trade Deadline Blues

With the trade deadline approaching, and one blockbuster already completed by the division rival Cubs, Brewers fans and analysts are vigorously debating prospective moves for the franchise. Milwaukee is in a great spot to make moves: the club sits atop the division with a 5.5 game lead, is in the midst of a ten game […]

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Pitching Week: Brewers Minor Leaguers

We have been celebrating “Pitching Week” all week long at Baseball Prospectus, including the introduction of a couple new statistics, Called Strike Probability (CSProb) and Called Strikes Above Average (CSAA), to quantify control and command. Earlier this week for Brew Crew Ball, I took a look at how the current big league pitchers in Milwaukee […]


Matt Garza’s Value

For an MLB player, value has two elements: Production: A player can be considered valuable based on how well they perform on the field. Alternately, as advanced statistics and analytical tools emerge, a player can be considered valuable based on their underlying elements — stuff, mechanics, plate approach, command, etc. Both of these metrics, traditional […]


Brewers Minor League Awards

The minor league regular season wrapped up last week, ending the year for most of the prospects within the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization. As a whole the organization’s seven affiliates combined for a 328-423 record and had just two winning teams – AA Biloxi at 72-67 and low-A Wisconsin at 71-69. The Brewers had just one postseason entrant […]

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The Call-Up: Brent Suter

The Situation: After playing a double-header against the Cubs on Tuesday, the Brewers find themselves in need of a starting pitcher to take the ball tonight against Seattle. Their ace Junior Guerra isn’t quite ready to return from his minor elbow soreness just yet (though he’s eligible to come off the DL today) so the club will […]

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Suter and Pitching Depth

Yesterday, our own Julien Assouline discussed the “importance of mediocrity” in a major league starting rotation. Ace-caliber starting pitchers are few and far between, and having a couple of hurlers at the back of the rotation that are capable of keeping your team in games and giving the club a chance to win on a consistent basis can […]