Milwaukee Brewers news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:40:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Perez is a nice own in deep mixed and NL-only leagues because he's likely too see full-time at-bats in the heart of the order down the stretch. He's not going to overwhelm, by any stretch, but he sits with eight runs, two home runs, 12 RBI, five stolen bases and a .279 batting average in July. Those numbers play nicely in deep leagues.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:15:25 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jeremy Jeffress pitched a scoreless ninth innings with a strikeout to record his 24th save of the season during the Brewers' 6-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, July 28.
Fantasy Tip: Jeffress is having an excellent season on top of the 24 saves with a 2.13 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and 33 strikeouts over 42 1/3 innings, which makes him a middling relief option going forward. However, he's also been involved in trade rumors, which could take him out of save situations. It isn't out of the question to try and trade him now.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:44:28 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (side) was scratched from the starting lineup Thursday, July 28, because of right side tightness. OF Ramon Flores will start in left field, while OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis will start in right field.
Fantasy Tip: The severity of Braun's injury is not known, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Nieuwenhuis is hitting .429 with three home runs and six RBI over the last seven days and should be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues. Owners in most leagues should avoid Flores.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:08:23 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray Thursday, July 28. C Martin Maldonado will start at catcher and is batting sixth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Maldonado is hitting only .178 with four home runs and eight RBI in limited playing time this season and should be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:34:13 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Michael Blazek was recalled from Class AAA Colorado Springs on Wednesday, July 27, and pitched two scoreless innings of relief against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In a related move, RP Jacob Barnes (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL.
Fantasy Tip: Blazek was cruising along at 3-1 with a 2.31 ERA before dealing with an elbow injury that led to subsequent struggles. Normally his return would be of little interest, but the Brewers are shopping both Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith, and if the team moves them before the deadline Blazek could assume a high-profile role. Just tuck the name away for now and see what the Crew does.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:27:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: In fairness, Milwaukee's defense was particularly abysmal on Wednesday, even if it only ended up with two of the runs being unearned. Still, this was the continuation of a major swoon for Nelson, who is 1-6 with a 4.88 ERA and 1.74 WHIP over his last 10 starts. He's exclusively an NL-only/deep-mixed candidate at this time.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:14:43 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SS Jonathan Villar was removed from the game in the third inning and replaced by OF Jake Elmore against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, July 27. Prior to that, Villar committed two errors and was caught stealing for a league-high 12th time.
Fantasy Tip: Villar is tied with Pittsburgh's Starling Marte for the league lead in steals (36), but no on else in baseball has been caught more than eight times this year and it appears as though manager Craig Counsell had seen enough. It's possible the team will sit Villar in Thursday's finale so keep an eye on the situation to see if he should remain in your starting lineup.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:18:56 -0700
The Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, New York Mets and Texas Rangers are among the clubs that have expressed recent interest in Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy, along with a possible "mystery team."
Fantasy Tip: The 30-year-old Lucroy was batting .301 with 13 homers and 50 RBI through 92 games entering play Wednesday, July 27, and should be viewed as an elite catching option regardless of where he ends up.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:39:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Braun's ability to get on base (.419 OBP) and steal bases (6-for-6) have both been exemplary this month, but only three of his 23 July hits have been for extra bases. While his speed and batting average are keeping him relevant, Braun's power outage is a potential concern down the stretch.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:31:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Garza had lost four in a row heading into Tuesday and was actually in line for just his second win of the season before the bullpen blew a one-run lead. Once a solid mid-rotation arm, Garza is just taking up space on the Brewers' roster due to his contract and has essentially no fantasy value regardless of league size.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:35:22 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Hernan Perez is batting second in the lineup Tuesday, July 26, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. 2B Scooter Gennett, who normally hits second, is batting sixth against Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin.
Fantasy Tip: Perez had four multi-hit games in a row between July 19-22, raising his value in fantasy circles. The team has had him bat second before just to shake things up a little bit, and Perez is worth using in DFS formats with the higher lineup spot.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:29:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Braun is at .319-14-45 with 11 stolen bases, giving fantasy owners a mix of power and speed. He's a legitimate 20-20 threat and a powerful threat in all formats.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:14:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Maldonado is on the mind of many fantasy owners because Jonathan Lucroy will likely be traded prior to the deadline. He's currently hitting .157-3-5 in 31 games and doesn't carry much fantasy value at this point.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:51:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santana has been limited to just 40 games this season and owns an underwhelming .234/.347/.391 slash line. He remains a potential stash candidate in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, but you shouldn't fret replacing him with a healthy contributor, either.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:59:57 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Chris Carter is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 25. C Jonathan Lucroy is starting at first base and batting fourth, and C Martin Maldonado is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Arizona Dimaondbacks SP Braden Shipley Monday.
Fantasy Tip: Carter is struggling in July with a .167/.282/.417 slash line, but eight of his 10 hits have gone for extra bases, which highlights his upside and fantasy relevance. With 22 home runs and 55 RBI for the season, he should be owned in all seasonal leagues. Lucroy is a top-tier backstop in all fantasy formats, and playing first base Monday could be an opportunity to showcase his flexibility and increase his trade value. Maldonado is a fantasy afterthought.
KFFL: Sports Link of the Day
Milwaukee Brewers Player News
KFFL: Sports Link of the Day