As I'm sure very few would argue, Yelich has demonstrated one of the highest ceilings in franchise history. However, despite the disappointment of the last few years, I think it's important to pick out the reasons why he's been struggling.
First off, let's have a 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 maybe played up a little mor
Welcome back for part three of the series! 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.
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 s
For part two of this series, I'm going to focus a little on Jesse Winker, particularly his injury history.
Historically, despite regular injuries throughout his carer, Jesse Winker has a career slash line of .270/.374/.463, with several healthier seasons comfortably above .900 OPS. He has struggled through shoulder dislocation, abdominal strains, intercostal issues, and knee issues.
To focus on his two most recent injuries, I've looked in a little more depth to see the return timelines
So I was thinking recently about the number of quality batters required by teams who succeed in the playoffs, and how the Brewers compare and had a brief look into the stats. Taking an .800+ OPS as a good barometer, the Brewers had one hitter last year who passed this mark (Hunter Renfroe, now gone).
The Astros had four qualified hitters breaching this mark, including Altuve with .900+ and Alvarez with over 1.000.
The Phillies had Bryce Harper (included as he did have 370 PA's), Kyle S
According to a recent poll conducted by MLB, the Dodgers have one of the top three farm systems in all of baseball, and honestly that should be a shock given the picks they've been getting (and perhaps a relief that they haven't had the top of the draft picks to work with, or we would maybe see multiple phenoms in this organization).
Obviously the draft is a little bit of a crapshoot, and it's tough project for injuries, development, and I think the mental approach of the player combined wi