11:09 PM EST, Mon January 21, 2019
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Milwaukee Brewers post schedule for On Deck event

Milwaukee Brewers post schedule for On Deck event

The annual fan fest is this Sunday, and details are coming out for it. The annual Brewers On Deck event is coming up this Sunday, and for the first time, this year’s event is sold out. Today, the Brewers announced the full schedule for this year’s event, and it has the usual lineup of players to get excited about. On the main stage, there’s the usual mix of interviews and games involving the players. The event starts at 10:15 am with a welcome from COO Rick Schlesinger and PA Announcer Robb Edwards. After a game at 11:00 am featuring some of the players, Brewers management and coaches...
13 hours ago
Keston Hiura named as top second base prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline

Keston Hiura named as top second base prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline

Hiura soars above some of baseball’s top prospects Future Milwaukee Brewer Keston Hiura has been named the best second base prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline. Of the ten prospects on the list, Hiura stands out for having the top hit and power rankings of the bunch. His 70-grade hit tool is tied for Luis Urias, while no one else matches his 60-grade power. While the Brewers’ top prospect grades out exceptionally for his hit and power tools, he has just a 50-grade for his run and fielding grade, and a 45 for his arm. Pipeline showers Hiura’s ability with praise, saying...
14 hours ago
Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #12

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #12

Eleven prospects off the shelve, it’s time to vote on number twelve We’ve reached 2019 safely, which means, it’s time to start checking out the top prospects in the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system. Community Top Prospects so far: Keston Hiura Corey Ray Mauricio Dubon Brice Turang Zack Brown Tristen Lutz Lucas Erceg Jacob Nottingham Trey Supak Aaron Ashby Joe Gray ??? SS Eduardo Garcia (age 16) Signed July 2018 in International Free Agency 2018 stats (DNP): Baseball America: 9FanGraphs: NR C Mario Feliciano (age 20) Drafted in 2nd Round in 2016 2018 stats (Rk-A+): 180 PA ||...
Jan 20, 2019
Eric Thames flexes impressive pipes as Masked Singer in South Korea

Eric Thames flexes impressive pipes as Masked Singer in South Korea

Eric Thames, international superstar. Most every baseball fan knows that Eric Thames can hit some mammoth dingers. That’s true both here in Milwaukee, where Thames has clubbed 47 homers in 829 plate appearances over the past two seasons, as well as in South Korea, where he smashed 124 long balls for the NC Dinos from 2014-16. But we recently got the chance to catch a glimpse of Thames in a different arena - flexing not his muscles (okay, he did still flex those), but rather his impressive pipes while performing on South Korea’s version of “The Masked Singer.” he also showed off...
Jan 20, 2019
Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #11

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #11

Here’s number eleven, that’s four more than seven. We’ve reached 2019 safely, which means, it’s time to start checking out the top prospects in the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system. Community Top Prospects so far: Keston Hiura Corey Ray Mauricio Dubon Brice Turang Zack Brown Tristen Lutz Lucas Erceg Jacob Nottingham Trey Supak Aaron Ashby ???? OF Joe Gray (age 18) Drafted in 2nd Round in 2018 2018 stats (Rk): 98 PA || .182/.347/.325 || 2 HR || 6 SB || 25 K || 18 BB Baseball America: 9FanGraphs: 10 SS Eduardo Garcia (age 16) Signed July 2018 in International Free Agency 2018 stats...
Jan 19, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers 2019 Payroll Projection: Update 2

Milwaukee Brewers 2019 Payroll Projection: Update 2

They made a splashy move again this winter! After winning 86 games and finishing a game out of the playoffs in 2017, the Milwaukee Brewers opened up the pocketbook and added roughly $145 mil in future payroll commitments to the books during the 2017-18 offseason. This led to close to a 50% jump in Opening Day payroll from 2017 ($63 mil) to 2018 ($91 mil). The Brewers proceeded to add even more money to the books during their run through the regular season and into the playoffs. The additional expenditures certainly aided Milwaukee’s cause, as the club improved to 96 victories and captured...
Jan 19, 2019
Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #10

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #10

What a trip it’s been, we made it to number ten. We’ve reached 2019 safely, which means, it’s time to start checking out the top prospects in the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system. Community Top Prospects so far: Keston Hiura Corey Ray Mauricio Dubon Brice Turang Zack Brown Tristen Lutz Lucas Erceg Jacob Nottingham Trey Supak ??? OF Joe Gray (age 18) Drafted in 2nd Round in 2018 2018 stats (Rk): 98 PA || .182/.347/.325 || 2 HR || 6 SB || 25 K || 18 BB Baseball America: 9FanGraphs: 10 SS Eduardo Garcia (age 16) Signed July 2018 in International Free Agency 2018 stats (DNP): Baseball...
Jan 19, 2019
Reds moving towards Sonny Gray trade, but Brewers remain on periphery of talks, per report

Reds moving towards Sonny Gray trade, but Brewers remain on periphery of talks, per report

Rumors persist! The trade talks surrounding Sonny Gray have dragged on for months, but it appears that things might finally be coming to a head. In fact, there’s reason to believe that the New York Yankees may deal the embattled right-hander as soon as this weekend: Yankees and #Reds are getting closer on a Sonny Gray trade. Teams are talking about two prospects and a draft pick going for Sonny. One of 2B prospect Shed Long and C prospect Tyler Stephenson may go. #SFGiants, Braves, Brewers are on periphery. A deal should happen this weekend.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 19,...
Jan 18, 2019
Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #9

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #9

While you vote for number nine, make up your own rhyme We’ve reached 2019 safely, which means, it’s time to start checking out the top prospects in the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system. Community Top Prospects so far: Keston Hiura Corey Ray Mauricio Dubon Brice Turang Zack Brown Tristen Lutz Lucas Erceg Jacob Nottingham ??? OF Joe Gray (age 18) Drafted in 2nd Round in 2018 2018 stats (Rk): 98 PA || .182/.347/.325 || 2 HR || 6 SB || 25 K || 18 BB Baseball America: 9FanGraphs: 10 SS Eduardo Garcia (age 16) Signed July 2018 in International Free Agency 2018 stats (DNP): Baseball...
Jan 17, 2019
Jimmy Nelson might not go through Spring Training at the same pace as other Milwaukee Brewers pitchers

Jimmy Nelson might not go through Spring Training at the same pace as other Milwaukee Brewers pitchers

The team is optimistic that he will make an impact this season. In 2017, Brewer fans thought they had found the ever-elusive homegrown ace in Jimmy Nelson. While his record for that year was just 12-6 with an ERA of 3.49, other pitching stats - those that tell us more about what a pitcher really is (10.21 K%, 50.3 ground ball rate, 3.05 FIP, 4.8 fWAR) - were saying that Mr. Nelson was on the precipice of becoming the bonafide, genuine article. A true ace that was not bought or traded for, but one that grew up in the Brewers system. Better yet, he was leading the Brew Crew towards the...
Jan 17, 2019
Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #8

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #8

You don’t have to wait, vote on number eight We’ve reached 2019 safely, which means, it’s time to start checking out the top prospects in the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system. Community Top Prospects so far: Keston Hiura Corey Ray Mauricio Dubon Brice Turang Zack Brown Tristen Lutz Lucas Erceg ??? OF Joe Gray (age 18) Drafted in 2nd Round in 2018 2018 stats (Rk): 98 PA || .182/.347/.325 || 2 HR || 6 SB || 25 K || 18 BB Baseball America: 9FanGraphs: 10 C Jacob Nottingham (age 23) Acquired from OAK (2016) 2018 stats (AAA): 196 PA || .281/.347/.528 || 10 HR || 2 SB || 59 K || 14...
Jan 16, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers announce non-roster invitees, updated Spring Training schedule

Milwaukee Brewers announce non-roster invitees, updated Spring Training schedule

It’s almost time to defend the prestigious Cactus Cup We’re less than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting to the newly renovated facilities in Maryvale, and about 4 1⁄2 weeks away from the first full squad workout. To mark the occasion, the Brewers released an updated Spring Training schedule, for those of you planning to make the trip down to Arizona to witness the team’s run for a second straight Cactus Cup. Your most up-to-date Spring Training schedule is here.Pitchers & catchers report just four weeks from today.https://t.co/v2TXdJhngF...
Jan 16, 2019
Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #7

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #7

It’s time for number seven, four more picks until eleven We’ve reached 2019 safely, which means, it’s time to start checking out the top prospects in the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system. Community Top Prospects so far: Keston Hiura Corey Ray Mauricio Dubon Brice Turang Zack Brown Tristen Lutz ??? 3B Lucas Erceg (age 23) Drafted 2nd Round in 2016 2018 stats (AA): 508 PA || .248/.306/.382 || 13 HR || 3 SB || 82 K || 37 BB Baseball America: 8FanGraphs: 15 OF Joe Gray (age 18) Drafted in 2nd Round in 2018 2018 stats (Rk): 98 PA || .182/.347/.325 || 2 HR || 6 SB || 25 K || 18...
Jan 15, 2019
Report: Brewers look to trim payroll for another addition, Wade Miley reunion possible

Report: Brewers look to trim payroll for another addition, Wade Miley reunion possible

The Brewers may not be done adding this offseason, but may need to make other moves to make it happen When the Brewers decided to drop $18.25 million on Yasmani Grandal, the thought was that the signing pretty much finalized their roster heading into Spring Training about a month from today. That kind of investment combined with finalizing deals for their arbitration-eligible players figured to push the Brewers up to (or past) their publicly-stated budget of about $110 million. But it turns out David Stearns may not be done slinging just yet. In Ken Rosenthal’s latest for The Athletic...
Jan 15, 2019
Scouting Burch Smith, new minor league pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers

Scouting Burch Smith, new minor league pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers

Perhaps there is some upside here. The Milwaukee Brewers continue to seek upper-level pitching depth in advance of their attempt to defend their National League Central title in 2019, and this past week their search resulted in a minor league agreement with right-hander Burch Smith. The former top prospect will turn 29 shortly after the start of the regular season, though his unique and idiosyncratic career path may portend to more upside than one might expect from a pitcher of a similar age and MLB track record. Smith began his professional career in 2011, when he slipped to the 14th round...