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Magic Mike Brosseau: The Deep Dive

Mike Brosseau is a very interesting player, particularly with the barnstorming ST he's currently having. In four seasons he has accumulated 3.6 bWAR over just 509 plate appearances, including 22 homers, the equivalent to some of a full season. He had one bad season in 2021 (his BABIP dropped almost 100 points), yet every other year has had a BA over .250 and an OPS of over .750. So why does he struggle to garner more playing time? Let’s take a look; The Bat If you asked the everyday fa

Tyrone Taylor: The Deep Dive Part 2

Offense - Strengths   So again, I’ll start with something slightly out of the blue... despite producing only three stolen bases in 2022, Taylor had 1.2 run value added for his base running, a significant improvement on previous seasons, perhaps indicating a real intelligence on going first to third, avoiding Double plays, but I think given the speed he possesses, he could be an under the radar candidate to steal a few more bases this year. I can’t find data to indicate if it’s his read

Young Brew Crew Spotlight: Luke Adams

Luke Adams is a guy that may not be on your radar, and that’s mainly because he hasn’t really played in the Brewer’s system yet. But he is still someone that Brewer’s fans should have a clue about because he possess tools that should make you excited about! Background Luke Adams is an 18-year-old (DOB: 4/24/2004) infielder that was drafted by the Brew Crew in the 12th round in the 2022 draft. Adams stands at 6’4” and is listed at 210 lbs. He is from Hinsdale, Illinois and attended Hinsdal

Tyrone Taylor: The Deep Dive Part 1

Despite his injury, I thought I'd take a glance as to why we can look forward to Taylor's return. So without further ado; Taylor, despite being at times one of the top Brewers prospects, has always come across as a bit of a “meh” player, and understandably so. He has a bunch of tools that are league average or just below league average coming into 2022, with a little additional power when pulling the ball. Primarily seen as a below league average right fielder, he surpassed all expectations

Young Brew Crew Spotlight: Luis Lara

Luis Lara is the next Jackson Chourio. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but the truth of that statement is the fact that Lara is the next young international outfield prospect that you should keep an eye on this summer as he starts playing stateside for the first time in his young career.   Background Luis Lara is an 18-year-old (DOB: 11/17/2004) outfield prospect that played in the Dominican Summer League last season. He’s 5’9”, 155 lbs and is from San Felipe, Venezuela. He signe

Bullpen Spot Watch: Abner Uribe vs Gus Varland

With 2023 spring training baseball well underway, as we can start to smell the freshly cut grass of American Family Field we are heading towards another phase of Spring cuts. The Milwaukee Brewers just made their first round of assigning some hopeful names back to minor league camp. Now that the decision making is starting to come down, one big question on this Brewers squad is who will man the final bullpen spots? Currently for Milwaukee the potential locks are Devin Williams, Matt Bu

Young Brew Crew Spotlight: Jadher Areinamo

Jadher Areinamo is a young shortstop prospect in the Brewers system that is someone I believe the Brewers have an eye on. I spent last summer working for the Timber Rattlers, and when they had some injuries in the middle of the infield, instead of turning towards a guy at Carolina or a guy like Eduardo Garcia, they chose to bring up Jadher instead, who was almost a full 5 years younger than the average High A player. Let’s dive deeper into who Jadher Areinamo is.   Background J

Prospect Comparison Part Three - Garrett Mitchell vs Harrison Bader

Garrett Mitchell, due to his high strikeout profile, high speed and his potential raw power is a very difficult player to compare, as most players would fail in the big leagues with this skill set. However the speed he has allows him to beat the infield with regularity, steal bases and provide such quality defense in centre field that it considerably improves his floor, and his ceiling could be similar to a Keston Hiura that can play defense. Given the thorn in the side Harrison Bader has been f

Young Brew Crew Spotlight: Jace Avina

Jace Avina is only a name that Brewers fans will notice if you are a diehard fan and watch the minors consistently or you are a fan that heard about his power surge in Rookie Ball in the summer of ‘22. If you don’t know his name yet I suggest you learn it.  Background Jace Avina was a 14th round pick by the Brewers in the 2021 Amateur Draft out of Spanish Springs High School in Sparks, Nevada. He’s 19 years old (DOB: 6/6/2003). Avina originally committed to the University of Nevada, bu

Luis Urias: The Deep Dive

Luis Urias has been a polarising figure for many Brewers fans, probably due to a differentiation in what people expect from the hot corner (a fact made worse with Nolan Arenado in the same division) and what is regularly produced by the position It should be noted that fangraphs estimates his value over the last two seasons to be in the $17-18 million range. Let's take a deeper look into what Urias has been developing, and where he can look to improve.   Defense   In Luis Uri

Predicting a full season of Garrett Mitchell in 2023

Garrett Mitchell showed flashes with the bat and bolts on the basepaths when he got a brief cup of coffee in the majors in 2022. In 61 at-bats,  Mitchell accumulated a 0.9 WAR. He showed he knows how to track fly balls down in center, displaying his plus speed. His sprint speed at  30.2 ft per second currently ranks him 6th in MLB, the number one spot going to Diamondbacks young stud Corbin Carroll, who has a 30.7 ft per second ranking.  Mitchell trails by a mere half-point difference.

Prospect Comparison Part Two - Aaron Judge vs Joey Wiemer

This is a big statement, I know, but hear me out on this one, and you might find the two are a lot more similar that you’d originally think. In terms profile of the player profiles, they are remarkably similar, both very tall players with access to huge raw power, a surprisingly advanced hit tool, the speed to play centre field if needed, and absolute cannons for throwing arms. One could argue that Judge has access to more power given the size of his frame, and Weimer has access to more spe

Jake McKibbin

Jake McKibbin in Prospects

FOCO Releases Limited Edition Brewers Spring Training Bobblehead

Brewer Fanatic is a partner with FOCO products and earns products for any affiliate purchases you make, 100% of which is returned to our users in gift form. Any support you provide is support of the Brewer Fanatic community itself! To celebrate the return of baseball, FOCO is releasing a Spring Training Bobblehead Collection that features commemorative team bobbleheads, mascots, and some of the game’s best players from the Grapefruit and Cactus Spring training leagues. The commemorativ

Brock Beauchamp

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Minor League stats to watch

With pitchers and catchers reporting, I thought I would celebrate by delving into one of my favorite topics, a random assemblage of minor league statistics. There were a lot to choose from, ranging from Darrien Miller's caught stealing percentage to a bunch of guys' strikeout rates, but here are three others to keep your eye on. 1. Ground ball rate, Jadher Areinamo If you were to construct batted ball stats for a hitter without a ton of power, there is a decent chance that they would l

Willy Adames: The Deep Dive

For the second instalment in this series, let's delve a little into Willy Adames underlying numbers, to try and see where he's been developing, and where there is growth still to come:   2021 When he first joined the Brewers in 2021, Adames posted a .285/.366/.521 for an .887 OPS, crushing fastballs all over American Family Field, but we should keep in mind that he had far lower expected stats with an xBA of .236 and an xSLG of .435, which would lead to an expected OPS of somethin

Can Robert Gasser make the opening day roster?

The news About Aaron Ashby being sidelined due to shoulder fatigue is not a good sign for this Brewers team who will hope to compete for the National League Central this upcoming season. Milwaukee will need all they can get in available arms if they hope to dethrone the reigning NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals. We have yet to determine how serious this situation could be for Ashby, but this could present an opportunity for a highly regarded prospect to get an extended look in s

Prospect Comparison Part One : Sal Frelick vs Steven Kwan

Based on many recent comments about Steven Kwan being similar to Sal Frelick and him being a five WAR player last year, I decided to look into how comparable the two are as prospects. Steven Kwan's 2022 Season The most obvious reason for this comparison is that Frelick and Kwan are exceptionally good at avoiding the strikeout. Kwan was in the 100th percentile for both whiff rate and strikeout rate in the majors last year and the 96th percentile for chase rate. His whiff rate on two strike

Examining a potential 2025 Milwaukee Brewers starting rotation

The Milwaukee Brewers are in a win-now window. With aces Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff under control through 2024, barring an extension for either, we will examine the potential future rotation. The Milwaukee Brewers have some good in-house options locked to be in the post-Burnes/Woodruff starting five. Freddy Peralta and Aaron Ashby have been signed to long-term team-friendly contracts. Peralta inked a five-year 15 million dollar deal, and Ashby signed a five-year 20 million dollar co

Christian Yelich: The Deep Dive

As I am sure few would argue, Christian Yelich has demonstrated one of the highest ceilings in franchise history. However, despite the disappointment of the last few years, it's important to pick out why he's been struggling. First off, let's dive into what the stats say has changed for Yelich since that infamous knee injury, first looking at the 2020 season, why it wasn't as bad as we thought, and then the following years where the back has possibly played up a little more. 2020

William Contreras - The Deep Dive

This time around, let's take a quick dive into William Contreras, his historical hitting, and how he has the potential to be a premier hitter for the Brewers. Development The blockbuster trade to acquire Contreras has undoubtedly been the Brewers' biggest move this off-season due to his All-Star production at the plate of .278/.354/.506 and the Brewers' recent history of markedly developing their catchers' defensive capabilities, particularly their receiving skills. However, Contreras

Milwaukee Brewers have a nice problem with infield depth

This off-season has been one of the mixed opinions for Brewers fans.  The team has made some trades to acquire bullpen depth and one blockbuster to acquire the catcher of the future, William Contreras. Recently though, the team has signed Brian Anderson, and they made a trade for Wisconsin native Owen Miller not that long ago. With the team already having shortstop locked down by Willy Adames and second base supposedly going to Brice Turang, where does that leave many of the recent acq

How does the Brian Anderson signing effect the roster?

The Milwaukee Brewers have inked a contract with 3rd basemen and corner outfielder Brian Anderson. What does this acquisition mean for Milwaukee? Let's deep dive.  Anderson, not to be confused with long time Brewers color commentator Brian Anderson, has been a main stay in the Miami Marlins organization since he debuted in September of 2017.   In 2019 Anderson slashed .261/.342/.468. He hit 20 home runs a career high and drove in 66 runs. This was a career year for Anderson. Fast
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