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The Other Overlooked Cooper

There’s a player named Cooper opening some eyes on the Brewers farm this year. He can hit for average, draw a walk, and slug one into the gap. He plays a position of recent organizational need, though a few shrewd offseason moves have clouded his path to the bigs. Sound familiar? You might be thinking […]

The Continued Costs of Miller Park

MLB Draft and OFP Surplus

The MLB Draft is a questionable institution at best, and an awful one in its worst aspects. From a labor standpoint, the Draft filters professional baseball talent through a non-competitive process, suppressing a player’s potential earning power from Day One. Even the (roughly) 300 players lucky enough to be written into one of the MLB’s […]

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Prospect Development 2015-2017

The folks up at the Baseball Prospectus mother ship have been slowly releasing the organizational top 10 prospect lists throughout the winter, and on Tuesday was the Milwaukee Brewers’ turn to be featured. If you are a fan of the Milwaukee Nine, it’s difficult not to get excited when reading the first sentence in the introduction to […]

Brewers Farm Update

Positional Flexibility and Minor League Development

Since taking over as Manager and General Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, the duo of Craig Counsell and David Stearns have emphasized the importance of positional versatility. 15 of the 22 position players who took the field for Milwaukee this season appeared at multiple positions, with Hernan Perez (1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF) and […]

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Developing Wei-Chung Wang

Wei-Chung Wang isn’t a prospect in the typical sense – he’s already accrued a year of major league service time after the Milwaukee Brewers chose him in the 2013 Rule 5 Draft. At this point, however, he’s probably more well-remembered by the casual fan for his contributions on the dance floor than his contributions on the […]