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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 […]

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Using Deserved Run Average

Baseball Prospectus officially released the new Deserved Run Average (DRA) this week, fresh with a new set of improvements, as always. The main site will have more information coming soon to highlight some of the specific methodological tweaks that were made for the latest DRA. In the meantime, the data are here to play with […]

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers

How to turn one Josh Hader into two and a half Chris Sales

With Corey Knebel sidelined, many are clamoring for the excellent Josh Hader to take over the all-important “closer” role. The Brewers have mostly resisted so far, and don’t really seem interested in moving their fireman out of his current role, which is a good thing because in his current role, he’s essentially changing the way […]

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The Perfect Trade

On April 9, 2018 the Brewers recalled outfielder Brett Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs, and optioned righty Adrian Houser to Double-A Biloxi. In transition, from Houser’s fantastic three strike out, 2.0 IP relief performance against the Cubs, to Brett Phillips’s 1-for-5 start at St. Louis, the duo alternated roster spots to join right fielder Domingo […]

Brewers Farm Update

Medeiros Climbs to Biloxi

When the Milwaukee Brewers selected Hawaiian prep left-hander Kodi Medeiros with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 draft, most publicly known scouts and evaluators gave the pick the side eye. Some may forget that part of the plan was to save some of the Medeiros slot money in order to sign Jake Gatewood and […]

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Last year, amidst some projections that suggested the Milwaukee Brewers would struggle to beat the 70-win mark, PECOTA stuck with bullish preseason estimates in the upper-70s. The deep Brewers roster was also bolstered by high floor developing players like Domingo Santana and Zach Davies, as well as second-chancers like Travis Shaw and Chase Anderson, and […]

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Brewers 2018 Top Prospects

When the rebuilding began in earnest in July 2015, everyone marked it on their calendars: entering the 2018 season, the new and improved Brewers would have their first competitive, winning season under their belts, and the top of the farm system would be defined by internal draft picks moreso than rebuilding trades. 2018 Milwaukee Brewers […]

Brewers Farm Update

Looking Back at Top 10

Now that the World Series has ended, the baseball offseason can officially begin. This time of year brings with it not only speculation about trades, free agents, and what a team might look like next year, but also plenty of talk about prospects. Indeed, Baseball Prospectus will begin to roll out their updated top prospects […]