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Good for 80 Games

The Brewers are in the midst of a stunning September surge, one that could potentially find them playing themselves out of a 2017 Top 10 draft pick and — better yet — finding another MLB role from their pile of future values. This surge is stunning because thus far it’s come against the World Champion […]

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Why Is Nelson Struggling?

Coming into this season, there was significant optimism surrounding Jimmy Nelson. He was heading into his age-27 season, and the Brewers were hoping he would take a step forward and establish his place in the rotation for years to come. PECOTA saw good things for him, with his 50th-percentile projection being 2.6 WARP and a […]

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Jimmy Nelson Has Been Unlucky, and Bad

In 2015, it seemed as though the Brewers had no consistently competent starting pitchers. Matt Garza melted down, Kyle Lohse ran out of gas, Wily Peralta regressed hideously, and Mike Fiers left at the trade deadline. Taylor Jungmann performed pretty well, but he didn’t debut until June, and he wore down into the later part of […]