Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:56:38 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers will call up SP Jimmy Nelson to start Saturday, July 12, and move SP Marco Estrada to the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Nelson has a 1.46 ERA in Triple-A this season with 114 strikeouts in 111 innings. Although it remains to be seen if the move is permanent, Nelson is worth an immediate grab in NL-only leagues and worth keeping an eye on in other formats.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:29:31 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Marco Estrada did not receive a vote of confidence from manager Ron Roenicke Tuesday, July 8, when Roenicke was asked about Estrada's rotation spot. Roenicke said, "We'll see."
Fantasy Tip: Estrada's struggles with the long ball are well documented, at this point. Jimmy Nelson's Triple-A numbers are impressive and he has reached that "nothing left to prove" stage in the minors.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:25:57 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson's promotion from Triple-A Nashville has been discussed, according to manager Ron Roenicke. Roenicke did not elaborate on specific details.
Fantasy Tip: Marco Estrada leads the major leagues -- and by a large margin -- in home runs allowed and Nelson has been dominant in the minors. He has immediate NL-only value, if recalled, and could be a factor in mixed leagues. If Nelson has eligibility as a relief pitcher in your league, it can be particularly valuable in some formats. He is a potential stash candidate, or at the very least, monitor his situation for a potential promotion.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:27:19 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Marco Estrada allowed two home runs Tuesday, July 1, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Estrada has surrendered 26 home runs this season, which is nine more than any other pitcher.
Fantasy Tip: Estrada's 17.3 percent HR/FB rate is third highest in the league among qualified starting pitchers and nearly double the league average of 9.9 percent. His 4.94 ERA is another statistical killer. It isn't advised to roster Estrada in mixed leagues at his point, despite his pace for 13 wins and 166 strikeouts. If the home run allowance regresses back toward the mean, he should have a decent second half.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:45:22 -0700
Updating a previous item, Milwaukee Brewers SP Marco Estrada will remain in the rotation until manager Ron Roenicke and general manager Doug Melvin have a further chance to evaluate him.
Fantasy Tip: The team prefers to leave Jimmy Nelson, whom many consider an obvious replacement, in Triple-A so he can get regular work. Still, if you own Estrada you may want to look elsewhere for help or pick up Nelson if you have bench room.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:34:31 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke indicated Tuesday, June 10, that the starting rotation spot for SP Marco Estrada might be in jeopardy when asked after the game against the New York Mets. Estrada had another poor performance. "I don't know. We'll have to talk about it," Roenicke said.
Wed, 07 May 2014 11:18:34 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said SP Marco Estrada (leg) is fine. Estrada suffered a right leg cramp in his outing Tuesday, May 6.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:47:34 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers agreed on one-year deals with SP Marco Estrada and 3B Juan Francisco Friday, Jan. 17. Estrada will receive $3.25 million plus $100,000 in performance bonuses based on innings. Francisco will make $1.35 million.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:28:15 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said SP Tyler Thornburg will have the first shot to win the No. 5 starting rotation spot next year behind SPs Kyle Lohse, Yovani Gallardo, Wily Peralta and Marco Estrada.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:09:54 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have activated SP Marco Estrada (back, hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned 2B Scooter Gennett to Triple-A Nashville.