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Baseball America ranks two Brewers among Pioneer League top-20 prospects

Baseball America ranks two Brewers among Pioneer League top-20 prospects

Photo by Alika Jenner/ A catcher and a teenage outfielder garner attention. At the end of each minor league season, Baseball America takes the time to tour around the circuits from Triple-A down to the short-season leagues and name the top-20 prospects at every stop. The rookie level Pioneer League affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers plays in Colorado Springs, their first year at the old Sky Sox stadium after moving over from Helena and getting renamed the “Rocky Mountain Vibes.” This year BA ranked two Brew Crew minor leaguers among the top-20 prospects on the circuit. Leading off...
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Christian Yelich wins Hank Aaron Award

Christian Yelich wins Hank Aaron Award

It’s the second year in a row that he’s taken home the honor. For the second year in a row, Christian Yelich has been named as the National League’s winner of the Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the best offensive player in each league. Mike Trout was the honoree on the Junior Circuit. Offensive excellence.The 2019 Hank Aaron Award winners are @miketrout and @christianyelich. pic.twitter.com/bMBPQMAaIL— MLB (@MLB) October 23, 2019 After taking his game to an MVP level during his first season in the Cream City in 2018, Yelich somehow managed to get even better at the plate...
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2019 Most Valuable Brewer #8: Lorenzo Cain

2019 Most Valuable Brewer #8: Lorenzo Cain

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Will he finally get the elusive and deserved Gold Glove? As we all know, Lorenzo Cain came to the Brewers last season as part of a 5-year, $80M deal. He more than delivered in year one of that deal, posting a .395 OBP in the lead off spot along with the best defensive numbers of any outfielder in baseball. His ability to get on base faltered by quite a margin in 2019 (.325 OBP), but his defense, on the other hand, remained elite even as he battled injuries. Only Harrison Bader had a better defensive rating among outfielders according to Fangraphs. LoCain set...
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2019 Brew Crew Ball community top prospects in review: #9 Trey Supak

2019 Brew Crew Ball community top prospects in review: #9 Trey Supak

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ The 2019 Southern League Pitcher of the Year will make adjustments if he hopes to succeed in AAA Trey Supak dominated AA hitters over his 20 starts with the Biloxi Shuckers in 2019. During his time in Mississippi he posted a 2.20 ERA in 122.2 innings. Hitters that faced him at that level batted just .192 against him. At that point in time, he look like he would be the run-away favorite for every pitcher of the year honor that could be bestowed on a Brewers’ prospect. In fact he pitched so well over 20 starts with Biloxi that he was named the Southern League...
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Milwaukee Brewers headed for free agency

Milwaukee Brewers headed for free agency

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Five players can hit the open market with no strings attached. For the first time in nearly forty years, the Milwaukee Brewers made back-to-back playoff appearances when they qualified as one of Wild Card entrants in 2019. Unfortunately the team was quickly eliminated in the do-or-die game, getting dispatched by the eventual National League champion Washington Nationals. The World Series began last night between the Nats and Houston Astros (with Washington winning 5-4), and shortly after the conclusion of that best-of-seven matchup, the offseason will begin in...
Oct 22, 2019
Baseball America ranks one Brewer among Midwest League top-20 prospects

Baseball America ranks one Brewer among Midwest League top-20 prospects

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/ He’s a repeat ranking from a previous list. At the end of each minor league season, Baseball America takes the time to tour around the circuits from Triple-A down to the short-season leagues and name the top-20 prospects at every stop. The Class A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers — the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers — plays in the Midwest League, and this year BA ranked one Brew Crew minor leaguer among the top-20 prospects on that circuit. The player recognized, Brice Turang, was also mentioned among the top-20 Carolina League prospects. Baseball America...
Oct 22, 2019
2019 Most Valuable Brewer #7: Ryan Braun

2019 Most Valuable Brewer #7: Ryan Braun

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The old man in the batter’s box is still a force to be reckoned with. When you get to be Ryan Braun’s age, and you are a professional baseball player, the decline of your career is inevitable. It happens to even the best. There is no way around it. As Brewers’ fans, we have witnessed that decline in the Brewers’ outfielder. What is often the case, however, is that with the truly elite, the decline takes a longer path down. Ryan Braun demonstrated in 2019 that he still has a stretch of road left on his path before he gets to the end. In 2019, Braun...
Oct 22, 2019
2019 Brew Crew Ball community top prospects in review: #8 Jacob Nottingham

2019 Brew Crew Ball community top prospects in review: #8 Jacob Nottingham

Photo by Joe Mahoney/ The former top catching prospect has a so-so 2019 Jacob Nottingham had a strong 2018. Despite some injuries, he hit .281/.347/.528 with 10 homers, one short of his single-season high. Add on his Major League debut, and it was a season any player could be happy with. Despite coming back to the majors for a few games in 2019, he didn’t exactly build on last year’s success. Nottingham played in just 83 games for the San Antonio Missions this season. Playing time was hard to come by with veteran catcher David Freitas hitting the crap out of the ball. During that...
Oct 21, 2019
In only three months, CC Sabathia built a lasting legacy in Milwaukee

In only three months, CC Sabathia built a lasting legacy in Milwaukee

Photo by Darren Hauck/ The Cream City will never forget his accomplishments in his short time here. I was 16 years old during the summer of 2008. I was still somewhat of a fledgling baseball fan, first really getting into the game in 2005 while spending most of the break between seventh and eighth grade playing MVP Baseball at my friend’s house on his Playstation 2. But whether we start at the outset of my fandom, or go back even further to the beginning of my life, I had never seen the Milwaukee Brewers make the postseason. Fans even older than I was at the time were faced with the...
Oct 21, 2019
Josh Hader announced as finalist for National League Reliever of the Year award

Josh Hader announced as finalist for National League Reliever of the Year award

Photo by Mark Brown/ He could win for the second year in a row. The finalists for Reliever of the Year have been announced in both the American League and the National League. On the Senior Circuit, the reigning winner of the award — lefty Josh Hader of our Milwaukee Brewers — will get the opportunity to convince voters that he is worthy of the honor for a second consecutive season. Hader earned the Reliever of the Year honors last year while working in a true fireman role, typically covering multiple innings at any point in a ballgame. Injuries to Corey Knebel and Jeremy Jeffress...
Oct 21, 2019
Baseball America ranks three Brewers among Carolina League top-20 prospects

Baseball America ranks three Brewers among Carolina League top-20 prospects

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/ Two catchers and a shortstop are recognized. At the end of each minor league season, Baseball America takes the time to tour around the circuits from Triple-A down to the short-season leagues and name the top-20 prospects at every stop. The Class A-Advanced affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers — the Carolina Mudcats — plays in the Carolina League, and this year BA ranked three Brew Crew minor leaguers among the top-20 prospects on that circuit. Each of Milwaukee’s representatives ranked in the bottom half of the list, starting at #14 with Mario...
Oct 21, 2019
2019 Brew Crew Ball community top prospects in review: #7 Lucas Erceg

2019 Brew Crew Ball community top prospects in review: #7 Lucas Erceg

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ Another down season for the third base prospect There was a decent belief that 2019 was going to be Lucas Erceg’s bounce back year. After a season that saw a dip in the third baseman’s power production and an awful month after a ball struck him in the face, there was enough optimism around Erceg to believe he could do better. The fans believed so and voted the lefty a top-ten Milwaukee Brewers prospect heading into this year. Unfortunately, Erceg had quite possibly his worst professional season to date. Looking at Erceg’s number in the 2019 season,...
Oct 21, 2019
2019 Most Valuable Brewer #6: Keston Hiura

2019 Most Valuable Brewer #6: Keston Hiura

Photo by Will Newton/ He looked like a superstar at the plate during his rookie season. It’s not a secret that the Milwaukee Brewers don’t exactly have a sterling record at the top of the draft in the recent past. Sure, the team has selected three 10+ bWAR players in the first round of the draft since 2008, but each of those draftees — #16 overall Brett Lawrie in 2008 (15.1 WAR), #32 overall in 2008 Jake Odorizzi (13.3), and #38 overall Mitch Haniger (10.7) — have accrued all their value while suiting up for teams other than the Brewers. Of the 20 first round or supplemental...
Oct 19, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers sign Deolis Guerra to a one-year contract

Milwaukee Brewers sign Deolis Guerra to a one-year contract

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ Guerra signed a major-league deal and should be in the bullpen discussion this spring. While the offseason won’t get into full swing until after the World Series, the Brewers have been making some smaller moves internally to prepare before free agency officially begins. Today, the Brewers kept one of their relievers within the organization, as they signed Deolis Guerra to a one-year deal. RHP Deolis Guerra has been signed to a 1-year contract. The 40-man roster returns to 40. pic.twitter.com/VpUMSe9HJc— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) October 18,...
Oct 18, 2019
2019 Most Valuable Brewer #5: Josh Hader

2019 Most Valuable Brewer #5: Josh Hader

Photo by Dylan Buell/ He set a team record for most saves by a lefty this year. The 2019 season was a bit of a mixed bag for Josh Hader. He entered as the Brewers' most dominant reliever, and was expected to keep that title throughout the season. While he did prove that he is still the most dominant reliever for the team, it didn’t come without some bumps throughout the season. Hader’s season started off strong. In his first six games, he pitched nine innings, recording five saves. He allowed a total of three hits and two walks, along with no runs. He also struck out 15 of the 32...