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Brew Crew Ball Jan 31, 2023
Move from Angels to Brewers will help Janson Junk find his identity

Move from Angels to Brewers will help Janson Junk find his identity

Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Everything could come together for Junk if he settles on the right pitch mix and slider shape In November, the Brewers traded right fielder Hunter Renfroe to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for a trio of pitching prospects: Janson Junk, Elvis Peguero and Adam Seminaris. Peguero joins a pool of hard-throwing relievers who will compete for a spot in Milwaukee’s bullpen. At the time of the trade, General Manager Matt Arnold named Junk as a candidate for the starting rotation. However, the 27-year-old has just 24 2⁄3...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 30, 2023
Brewers sign Monte Harrison to minor-league contract

Brewers sign Monte Harrison to minor-league contract

Photo by G Fiume/ Former Brewers prospect receives invite to spring training Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on Monday afternoon that the Brewers have signed outfielder Monte Harrison to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. In the coming full circle department:Brewers have signed OF Monte Harrison to a minor-league deal with an invitation to MLB camp.— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) January 30, 2023 Harrison, a second-round pick by the Brewers in the 2014 amateur draft, returns to his original organization. After an...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 27, 2023
Brew Crew Ball Mailbag #20: Saying goodbye to the Jon Singleton era

Brew Crew Ball Mailbag #20: Saying goodbye to the Jon Singleton era

Photo by G Fiume/ Answering questions for this week’s mailbag Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of the Brew Crew Ball Mailbag! The Brewers got involved in the free-agent market this month, signing Wade Miley and Brian Anderson to one-year deals. The roster is starting to take shape with the start of spring training looming. With that, let’s dive into your questions for this week. wiguy94 asks: With Brewers reported to be one of the teams interested in a LHRP, which of these 4 are the Brewers most likely to get and which one will be the best...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 26, 2023
Brewers sign Robert Stock to minor league contract

Brewers sign Robert Stock to minor league contract

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Stock also receives an invite to big-league spring training The Milwaukee Brewers added Robert Stock on a minor league contract Thursday with an invite to big-league spring training, per Adam McCalvy. The Brewers have signed righty Robert Stock to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big-league camp. He pitched in South Korea last year after appearing in the Majors for the Padres, Red Sox, Cubs and Mets from 2018-21.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) January 26, 2023 As McCalvy mentioned in his tweet, Stock previously pitched...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 26, 2023
Three Brewers make MLB’s Top 100 Prospects list, led by Jackson Chourio at No. 8

Three Brewers make MLB’s Top 100 Prospects list, led by Jackson Chourio at No. 8

Curt Hogg / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK Chourio, still only 19, went from unranked at the beginning of 2022 to top 10 entering the new year MLB.com released the Top 100 Prospects list entering 2023 on Thursday night, with three Brewers cracking the list. From the mid-season 2022 list, Jackson Chourio moved up three spots to #8 while fellow outfielders Sal Frelick (#30) and Joey Wiemer (#90) moved up 19 spots and down one spot, respectively. A former international free agent signee, Chourio had a breakout campaign in 2022, rising from Low-A Carolina to...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 25, 2023
Submit Your Questions for Brew Crew Ball Mailbag #20

Submit Your Questions for Brew Crew Ball Mailbag #20

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Leave your Brewers questions in the comments below or on Twitter for a chance to have them answered on Friday The Brewers’ offseason activity has picked up since the last edition of the Brew Crew Ball Mailbag, so here’s your chance to ask about the stories and events that have transpired within the past month. The club signed Wade Miley during the first week of January as their first big-league free-agent addition of the offseason. Last week, they agreed to a one-year deal with former Marlins third baseman and right fielder Brian...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 23, 2023
Brewers DFA Jon Singleton as Brian Anderson signing becomes official

Brewers DFA Jon Singleton as Brian Anderson signing becomes official

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports A former top prospect, Singleton showed he still has some pop with AAA Nashville in 2022 First baseman Jon Singleton was designated for assignment from the Brewers to make room on the 40-man roster for the signing of Brian Anderson, Curt Hogg reported Monday afternoon. Jon Singleton has been DFAd to make room on the 40-man roster. https://t.co/RmwdADQAge— Curt Hogg (@CyrtHogg) January 23, 2023 Singleton, now 31, was previously a top prospect with the Astros, peaking as the #27 prospect in all of baseball in 2013, per Baseball...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 19, 2023
Looking back at the top prospects in Brewers history

Looking back at the top prospects in Brewers history

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports I’ve combed through the numbers in search of a definitive list of the top five prospects in Brewers history In baseball, fans are always trying to find ways to find hope in their franchise. What will be the piece that gets them over the edge, earning them a chance to win a championship? Sometimes, it’s a blockbuster trade or a free agent signing, a topic we dove into a few weeks ago. If neither, it’s the ability to grow homegrown talent. Even if the product on the Major League field is struggling, there is always hope from the farm...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 18, 2023
Brewers agree to deal with third baseman/outfielder Brian Anderson

Brewers agree to deal with third baseman/outfielder Brian Anderson

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Shoulder injuries have stalled Anderson after a promising start to his career The Brewers reportedly added some depth to their position player group on Tuesday night, as The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the club is in agreement with veteran third baseman and outfielder Brian Anderson. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but it is presumably a one-year contract. Free-agent infielder/outfielder Brian Anderson in agreement with Brewers, pending physical, sources tell @TheAthletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)...
-jp- / Brew Crew Ball Jan 13, 2023
Brandon Woodruff agrees to $10.8 million deal with Brewers, avoiding arbitration

Brandon Woodruff agrees to $10.8 million deal with Brewers, avoiding arbitration

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Woodruff will be the second highest paid player on the team (at least for now). After the flurry of news came in at the deadline to exchange figures, the Brewers still had two players pending for arbitration contracts: Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes. Both were expected to receive the biggest deals for the Brewers this offseason in arbitration. One of those is now known, as the Brewers also agreed to a contract with Woodruff. The deal is reported to be at $10.8 million, which would put Woodruff as the second-highest paid player on the team (at...
-jp- / Brew Crew Ball Jan 13, 2023
Willy Adames, Eric Lauer, Luis Urias, and Devin Williams all avoid arbitration with one-year contracts

Willy Adames, Eric Lauer, Luis Urias, and Devin Williams all avoid arbitration with one-year contracts

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The arbitration deals before the deadline keep rolling in. After the first couple of pre-arbitration deals came out earlier today, the floodgates opened and the deals started pouring in. Four more players have agreed to contracts, per different reports. Willy Adames, $8.7 million Eric Lauer, $5.075 million Luis Urias, $4.7 million Devin Williams, $3.35 million Willy Adames has been a massive addition to the Brewers since he was acquired from the Rays in 2021. He hit .238/.298/.458 in 2022 with 31 HR and 98 RBI. He is on track to lead the...
-jp- / Brew Crew Ball Jan 13, 2023
Rowdy Tellez and Brewers avoid arbitration, settle at $4.95 million

Rowdy Tellez and Brewers avoid arbitration, settle at $4.95 million

Photo by John Fisher/ The Brewers also settle with their primary first baseman. Shortly after the report came out that the Brewers had settled with Keston Hiura, a report came out that the Brewers had also settled with the other side of their first base duo. Rowdy Tellez also agreed to a one-year deal with the Brewers to avoid arbitration. Per Robert Murray, the deal is worth $4.95 million. Tellez is in his second year of arbitration and has been a strong presence for the Brewers at first base. He led the team last year with 35 home runs and was one of their most...
-jp- / Brew Crew Ball Jan 13, 2023
Keston Hiura avoids arbitration with Brewers, settles at $2.2 million

Keston Hiura avoids arbitration with Brewers, settles at $2.2 million

Photo by Kayla Wolf/ Keston Hiura avoids arbitration before the filing deadline. Today is the filing deadline in MLB for players going to arbitration, so we expect to see many deals happen today as players and teams try to avoid it. Yesterday, the Brewers signed Hoby Milner and Victor Caratini to one-year deals. The Brewers continued their agreements today, starting with Keston Hiura on a one-year deal worth $2.2 million, per Mark Feinsand. After a hot start to Keston Hiura’s MLB career, he hasn’t been able to regain the same results that he had in his first season....
Brew Crew Ball Jan 13, 2023
Infield shifting restrictions will not benefit Christian Yelich

Infield shifting restrictions will not benefit Christian Yelich

Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports The new positioning rule won’t help Yelich because he was never a consistent victim of the shift Major League Baseball is instituting a new positioning rule for the 2023 season designed to limit the extreme infield shifting that has become increasingly common in the last decade. Under the new rule, defenses must have two infielders on each side of second base and all infielders standing in the infield dirt when the pitcher is on the rubber. As a result, the overshift commonly used against left-handed hitters, which features three...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 12, 2023
Brewers avoid arbitration with Hoby Milner, Victor Caratini

Brewers avoid arbitration with Hoby Milner, Victor Caratini

Photo by John Fisher/ Both players agreed to new contracts ahead of Friday’s filing deadline Mark Feinsand and Robert Murray reported on Thursday night that the Brewers have agreed to new contracts with Hoby Milner and Victor Caratini to avoid arbitration. Friday is the deadline for arbitration-eligible players and teams to exchange salary figures, so there was a possibility that the Brewers would come to terms with multiple players to avoid that process. Milner’s deal guarantees him a $1.025 million salary in 2023, while Caratini will make $2.8 million. Those...

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