Milwaukee Brewers news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 02 May 2016 21:45:15 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun is dealing with what manager Craig Counsell termed "general soreness," after the game Monday, May 2, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He said Braun may or may not play in the game Tuesday, May 3.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in daily formats, and those in DFS play, might want to steer clear of Braun until he can officially play again and prove his health in one full game without any setbacks or lingering effects of his soreness.
Mon, 02 May 2016 21:44:44 -0700
Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers OF Domingo Santana (shoulder) developed some tightness behind his shoulder in the area of his latissimus muscle Monday, May 2, according to manager Craig Counsell. Santana will be re-evaluated Tuesday, May 3.
Fantasy Tip: With Santana sidelined Monday, Alex Presley started and was hitless in four at-bats. He might see regular duty if Santana is forced to the shelf, but that remains to be seen at the moment.
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:06:27 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Domingo Santana (shoulder) was scratched from the starting lineup with right shoulder tightness Monday, May 2. OF Alex Presley is now starting in right field and is hitting in the leadoff spot.
Fantasy Tip: Get Santana out of all daily lineups as quickly as possible. The Brewers are facing soft-tossing Jered Weaver and the Angels Monday night, so Presley could be a low-end deep sleeper worth pursuing in DFS tonight. After all, Presley is 4-for-13 with a homer in limited action for the Brew Crew to start the year, and he's in a favorable lineup spot.
Sun, 01 May 2016 15:35:14 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Chris Carter ended a three-game hitless drought in a big way on Sunday, May 1, finishing 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs, three RBI and three runs scored en route to a 14-5 rout of the Miami Marlins.
Fantasy Tip: Consistency and a high batting average have never been Carter's calling cards, so owners should look to sell high pretty soon on one of the streakier power hitters in the game. With that said, he's been a solid four-category contributor so far, batting .278 with seven home runs, 18 RBI and 15 runs scored. He should remain in lineups against Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels at home on Monday.
Sun, 01 May 2016 07:39:57 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy and OF Ramon Flores are not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler Sunday, May 1. C Martin Maldonado will start behind the plate and bat eighth, while OF Kirk Niewenhuis plays center field and bats fifth.
Fantasy Tip: Maldonado is hitless through his first 14 at-bats, so he can be ignored from a fantasy standpoint. On the other hand, Nieuwenhuis has three extra-base hits and seven RBI through 34 at-bats and is positioned in a favorable spot in the batting order, so he's worth considering as a value play in daily fantasy games.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:57:10 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Colin Walsh will bat sixth and play third base against Miami Marlins SP Wei-Yin Chen Saturday, April 30. INF Aaron Hill, who played the hot corner Friday, April 29, will slide over to second base Saturday and bat seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Walsh is 2-for-20 at the plate with eight strikeouts but has walked nine times this year, while Hill is batting just .164 with seven RBI through 61 at-bats. Both players should be avoided in all fantasy formats tonight.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:31:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jungmann struggled mightily in five starts, going 0-4 with a 9.15 ERA while walking 13 and striking out 13 in 20 2/3 innings. He must improve his control before he'll be fantasy relevant and receive another shot at the rotation. Goforth isn't a starter, so stay tuned for who Milwaukee will use to fill the rotation next week.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:28:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Scooter Gennett landing on the disabled list, Villar's impact could potentially stretch a bit further within the fantasy landscape. That has much to do with him being bumped up in the batting order, as he's now hit in the leadoff spot in two straight games. Owners in deep leagues should give him a look, especially if he becomes more aggressive on the basepaths like he was Thursday afternoon.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:58:48 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Taylor Jungmann lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his start Thursday, April 28, opposite the Chicago Cubs. He gave up five runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out just two. With the loss, he dropped to 0-4 on the season.
Fantasy Tip: It has not been a pleasant sophomore campaign for Jungmann through the first month. In five starts, he pitched past the fifth inning just once, while surrendering four runs or more in three of them. If this continues, he could be demoted, but luckily for him, the Brewers don't exactly have much starting pitching depth to replace him. As a result, Jungmann will more likely have to work through his struggles at the major league level, which could result in more growing pains. He's simply not someone to start right now outside of deep NL-only leagues.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:27:38 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right oblique tightness Thursday, April 28. INF Hernan Perez was recalled from Class AAA Colorado Springs. SP Matt Garza (lat) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Gennett popped four homers in the early going, but he doesn't hold the kind of value to stash him in mixed leagues. Perez isn't worth more than a possible DFS flyer in good matchups.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:13:00 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (oblique) and OF Domingo Santana are out of the lineup Thursday, April 28. SS Jonathan Villar is leading off, OF Alex Presley is second and 2B Yadiel Rivera hits eighth.
Fantasy Tip: None of the three are daily options at face value. Add in the fact that they're facing Jake Arrieta, the hottest pitcher in baseball for the last calendar year, and pass on those three.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:12:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jungmann will still have to face the red-hot Jake Arrieta. The Brewers are 1-8 in Jungmann's past nine outings, and 0-9 in his past nine starts on the road. Avoid Jungmann in DFS and all fantasy formats with a terrible matchup.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:31:44 -0700
Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (oblique) returned to Milwaukee to be examined by the team physician, and the severity of his injury will be announced following the tests.
Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for an official announcement concerning Gennett's injury. He is a fringe own in the majority of seasonal leagues, but his strong start had his fantasy value on the rise. Yadiel Rivera is a candidate to see the majority of starts at the keystone with Gennett out, but Rivera has just 39 plate appearances at the highest level and should be viewed as a desperation option in all fantasy formats.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:39:17 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (oblique) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. SS Yadiel Rivera is starting at second base and batting eighth against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Gennett is off to an impressive start with 14 runs and a .361 on-base percentage, and he has emerged as a viable option in deep mixed leagues. Check back for updates on his status. Rivera should be viewed as a non-factor in all fantasy formats against Arrieta Wednesday.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:59:23 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (undisclosed) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, April 26. 2B Yadiel Rivera will be inserted in his place at second base, while SS Jonathan Villar moves up to second in the batting order opposite Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks.
Fantasy Tip: Gennett is out to a promising start, already having four home runs, which is nearly as many as he had all of last year (six) in 114 games, so let's hope this isn't something that sidelines him for an extended period. More should be known later in the evening. If he has to miss more time, Rivera would be the biggest beneficiary, but isn't someone worth picking up just yet. Villar would get a boost, too, as an injury to Gennett would regularly place him near the top of the lineup.
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