Milwaukee Brewers news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:41:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The 21-year-old Ray hit .310 with 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 44 stolen bases during his junior year for Louisville. His progress throughout the minors should be monitored by owners in fantasy dynasty leagues.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:35:02 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun is back in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Saturday, June 25. In addition, INF/OF Hernan Perez will bat sixth and play right field, with OF Keon Broxton batting eighth and playing center field. OFs Ramon Flores and Kirk Nieuwenhuis are receiving the day off.
Fantasy Tip: Perez has cooled off after a hot start at the plate in 2016 and is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief in daily fantasy games. Broxton is 8-for-57 (.140) with 31 strikeouts and should be avoided in all formats.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:10:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: His numbers have been improving across the board in recent weeks, and Davis should be owned and starting in most mixed formats.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:07:55 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Friday, June 24. OF Alex Presley will start in left field and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Presley is hitting only .154 in limited playing time this month, so owners should avoid him in most fantasy leagues.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:36:08 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Tyler Thornburg filled in for RP Jeremy Jeffress (eye) as the team's closer Wednesday, June 22, against the Oakland Athletics, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his second save of the year.
Fantasy Tip: Jeffress was unavailable this afternoon due to an eye infection, and it's unknown if he'll have to miss any additional time. If he remains out in the coming days or beyond, Thornburg is worth going after, as he's one of those current late-inning relievers around baseball who could probably excel as a closer, if given the chance.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:22:31 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Junior Guerra snapped his five-start winless streak Wednesday, June 22, by beating the Oakland Athletics. The rookie right-hander spun seven strong innings, surrendering just two runs on five hits and a walk. He also racked up eight strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: An impressive bounce-back effort from Guerra, who gave up a career-high five runs his last time out, but responded nicely here with one of his best starts to date. He's been mostly steady since being inserted into the Brewers rotation in the beginning of May, and can maybe be an asset in NL-only formats, as well as deep mixed leagues. He's worth a shot based on what he's shown thus far.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:52:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tough break for his owners this afternoon, as Jeffress missed out on a save opportunity as a result of the infection. Tyler Thornburg was able to close it out in his absence, and he's someone that's definitely worth rushing to the waiver wire for, should Jeffress land on the shelf. It's unknown as of now if he has to miss any additional time.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:21:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hill is hitting .254 this month, but he has upside hitting leadoff against Daniel Mengden. Rivera doesn't pose enough of an offensive threat for the basement flyer.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:55:03 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Hernan Perez was placed on the paternity list on Tuesday, June 21, after leaving the team for the birth of his daughter. In a corresponding move, INF Yadiel Rivera was recalled from Class AAA Colorado Springs.
Fantasy Tip: Perez has had a few moments but isn't doing enough to resonate in fantasy circles, while Rivera is a non-factor with the bat.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:48:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After working fewer than six innings just twice in his first 11 starts, Nelson has failed to pitch more than 5 1/3 frames in any of his four June outings -- he's also 0-3 with just eight strikeouts for the month. Nelson is really laboring right now despite some very advantageous match-ups; three of his last four opponents rank in the bottom six in runs scored this year. He shouldn't be cut loose just yet, but those with other options might want to keep him reserved for the time being.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:00:50 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy will serve as the designated hitter against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray Tuesday, June 21. C Martin Maldonado will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Lucroy is have a terrific season and should be a starter in all fantasy leagues. Maldonado is hitting only .089 this season and should be avoided by owners.
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:03:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Garza has pitched well in his first two starts. His long-term value is questionable, but he could be worth a flier in NL-only leagues.
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:04:53 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Kenta Maeda Sunday, June 19. C Martin Maldonado will start at catcher and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Maldonado is hitting only .095 so far this season and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:15:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Villar is hitting .302, and he has emerged as must-start in NL-only fantasy leagues and deeper mixed formats for his solid production in the batting average, runs scored and stolen bases categories.
Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:15:19 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Chase Anderson allowed seven earned runs, six hits and three walks in just 2 1/3 innings in a loss Saturday, June 18, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He threw just 44 of his 73 pitches for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: Anderson has been blasted for 11 runs over the past 7 1/3 innings in two starts since June 8. Overall he still has a decent 1.28 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 73 2/3 innings, but he still cannot be trusted in anything but the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues.
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