Brewers Farm Update

Minor League Context: June 2

Where is the season going? In less than a week, the calendar will flip from June to July, Minor League All-Star games have been played in many leagues, and teams are recalling top prospects and depth prospects alike to give them a shot at an MLB role. With this in mind, it’s time for another […]

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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 […]

Brewers Farm Update

May Prospects: 3 Up 3 Down

Last year at BP Milwaukee, we introduced the “3 Up, 3 Down” feature to take a look at how the prospects down on the farm are trending throughout the regular season. We took a look at a few players in each category back in late April, and now with about two months of the regular season complete […]

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The Call-Up: Paolo Espino

The Situation: The Milwaukee Brewers find themselves in unfamiliar territory early on this season: in first place in the National League Central at 24-18. The Brew Crew’s hot start has been thanks in large part to an offense that ranks second in the league with 221 runs scored. The pitching staff looked rather suspect early […]

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Minor League Context: Bats

It’s been nearly three weeks since the first installment of “Minor League Context,” which is an attempt to understand the factors and environments in the minor leagues so as to not misjudge minor league performances. This is an essential antidote to “scouting the stat line:” given the minor league development assignments, different developmental standpoints, and […]

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Orlando Arcia and Elite Fielding

Going big picture, with as big a picture as possible, Baseball Prospectus has tracked approximately 95,480 Batter Seasons in MLB history. Through this lens, Orlando Arcia’s 2016 and 2017 Fielding Runs Above Average (FRAA) ranks of 5,858 and 5,733, respectively, do not seem particularly great. There are a lot of MLB players that have been […]