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Brewers | Michael Blazek recalled

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.

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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson drops ninth decision

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:27:31 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson allowed eight runs -- six earned -- on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, July 27. He walked two and struck out seven.

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.

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Brewers | Jonathan Villar benched for blunders

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Todd Rosiak


Brewers | Multiple teams eyeing Jonathan Lucroy

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick


Brewers | Ryan Braun extends streak

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:39:38 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and three runs scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, July 26. He has now hit safely in 11 straight games.

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.

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Brewers | Matt Garza logs second QS of 2016

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:31:00 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza yielded three runs on five hits over six innings of work against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, July 26. He walked a pair and struck out two.

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.

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Brewers | Hernan Perez hitting second Tuesday

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.

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Brewers | Ryan Braun hit streak reaches double digits

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:29:14 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun extended his hitting streak to 10 games Monday, July 25, in a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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.

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Brewers | Martin Maldonado homers in win

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:14:38 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado hit a three-run homer in the team's 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, July 25.

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.

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Brewers | Domingo Santana shut down

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:51:39 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Domingo Santana (elbow) suffered a significant setback and has been shut down from participating in baseball activities, manager Craig Counsell said Monday, July 25.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Haudricourt


Brewers | Chris Carter sitting vs. Arizona

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.

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Brewers | Will Middlebrooks on the DL

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:57:03 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 3B Will Middlebrooks (leg) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower right leg strain Monday, July 25, and OF Keon Broxton was recalled from the minors in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Middlebrooks had only three hits in 27 at-bats (.111) this year, so he can be dropped in even the deepest of NL-only leagues. Broxton has speed to burn but hit just .125 (8-for-64) this year and is unlikely to receive regular playing time. Only add him in NL leagues if you need some speed.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Haudricourt


Brewers | Will Middlebrooks leaves game

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:59:28 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 3B Will Middlebrooks (leg) left the game early Sunday, July 24, because of a lower leg strain.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if Middlebrooks will be out for an extended period of time. He is mostly a bench player for the Brewers and should be avoided in most leagues.

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Brewers | Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ramon Flores out

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:54:04 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis and OF Ramon Flores are not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Sunday, July 24. 3B Hernan Perez will start in right field, while 3B Will Middlebrooks will start at third base and is batting seventh. OF Jake Elmore will start in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Middlebrooks has gone 3-for-9 against left-handed pitchers since being recalled from the minor leagues but should be avoided in most leagues. Elmore is hitting only .125 since joining the team and should not be used by owners.

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Brewers | Four RBI for Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:25:08 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 6-1 win over the Chicago Cubs Saturday, July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Even after the big game, Nieuwenhuis' average sits at an ugly .207. He can remain on the waiver wire.

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Milwaukee Brewers Player News

Adams Cody P
Additon Nick RP
Almonte Erick INF
Anderson Chase SP
Anderson Ryan P
Andrade Joe C
Anundsen Evan P
Arcia Orlando SS
Arliss Patrick C
Atlee Tom P
Baker Brian P
Barnes Jacob RP
Barrios Yhonathan RP
Beltran Rigo P
Bennett David P
Bennett Jeff RP
Berger Garrett P
Betancourt Javier 2B
Bishop Beau C
Blazek Michael RP
Boyer Blaine RP
Brady Josh OF
Braun Ryan OF
Bray Steve P
Broxton Keon OF
Bruso Greg P
Buddie Mike RP
Buller Dayton C
Burgos Hiram SP
Butler Josh P
Byrd Daniel P
Campana Wandel 2B
Campbell Rich P
Capellan Jean P
Capuano Chris SP
Carter Chris 1B
Cate Troy RP
Cecchini Garin 3B
Cerros Juan P
Chapman Jaye P
Chapman Stephen OF
Chavez Ozzie INF
Clark Trent OF
Clem Zach OF
Coco Pasqual P
Collymore Malik OF
Cooper Zach P
Cordero Julian P
Corredor Nestor C
Coulter Clint OF
Cravy Tyler SP
Currie Robert P
Davies Zach SP
Davis Kentrail OF
De La Cruz Eulogio P
De La Cruz Frankie P
De La Torre Jose P
Dedrick Wayne 3B
Deevers Robert OF
Delarosa Anderson C
Delgado Alex C
Demaria Chris P
Derby Bubba P
Diaz Isan SS
Diaz Robinzon C
DiFelice Mark RP
Diggins Ben P
Dillard Tim P
Diplan Marcos P
Duran Jose SS
Durost Kenneth P
Elmore Jake 2B
Ely John P
Erickson Matt INF
Etheridge Wes P
Ezi Travis OF
Flores Ramon OF
Flores Ruben P
Ford Ben P
Ford Matt P
Freeman Sam RP
Garcia Rene C
Gardner Richie P
Garza Matt SP
Gatewood Jacob SS
Gennett Scooter 2B
Giacalone Adam 1B
Gimenez Hector C
Goforth David RP
Gonzalez Angel INF
Green Nick A. P
Grybash Dan P
Guerra Junior SP
Guez Ben OF
Gulin Lindsey P
Hader Josh SP
Hall Brooks P
Harper Jesse P
Harrison Monte OF
Hawk Tommy P
Hendrix Phillip P
Hernandez Adrian SP
Herndon David RP
Herrera Carlos A. P
Hill Charles P
Hinton Robert P
Hopper Norris OF
Houser Adrian P
Housman Jeff P
Hundt Brandon OF
James Justin P
Janowitz Neil OF
Jaramillo Milko INF
Jeffress Jeremy RP
Jimenez Cesar RP
Johnson Ben C
Jungmann Taylor P
Katin Brendan OF
King Johnathan P
Kirkman Michael SP
Kjeldgaard Brock 1B
Kloosterman Greg P
Knebel Corey RP
Knott Jon OF
Lambertus Pedro P
Lara Gilbert 3B
Lawrence Joe 2B
Leach Brent P
Lee Derek P
Lewis Will INF
Liriano Rymer OF
Long Matt OF
Lopez Jorge SP
Lowe Johnnie P
Lucroy Jonathan C
Mabeus Chris P
Machado Anderson SS
Magnifico Damien P
Maldonado Martin C
Mantranga David INF
Marinez Jhan RP
Marion Ryan P
Marksbury Mike P
Martin Forrest P
Martin Jarret RP
May Lucas C
McKenna Daniel P
McLeary Marty P
Meadows Dan P
Medeiros Kodi P
Medlen Casey P
Medlin C.J. C
Mercedes Roque RP
Meyers Mike P
Middlebrooks Will 3B
Miller Derek P
Missaki Daniel P
Montalbo Brian P
Mora Elvis P
Morlan Eduardo P
Morrison Tyler P
Mosquera Julio C
Moss Steve OF
Murray A.J. P
Murray Brandan P
Murray Joshua SS
Narron Sam P
Neda Rafael C
Nelson Jimmy SP
Nieuwenhuis Kirk OF
Nolin Sean SP
Nomura Takahito RP
Nottingham Jacob C
Novinsky John P
Obispo Wirfin P
Opdyke Brian C
Orr Peter OF
Ortega Luis P
Ortiz Juan OF
Otterman David P
Oveido Jose P
Overbay Lyle 1B
Palmisano Louis C
Parker Stephen 3B
Pena Jose OF
Peralta Freddy P
Peralta Wily SP
Perez Hernan 3B
Perez Yohannis SS
Petersen Bryan OF
Peterson Shane OF
Petty Chad P
Phelps Travis RP
Phillips Brett OF
Pina Manny C
Pinto Josmil C
Quevedo Ruben SP
Rauch Brian P
Ravin Josh P
Ray Corey OF
Reyes Eduard P
Riggans Shawn C
Rijo Wendell INF
Rivera Edgardo OF
Rivera Joel OF
Rivera Yadiel SS
Roache Victor OF
Roberts Mike C
Rodriguez Wilfredo P
Roenicke Josh RP
Roenicke Lance OF
Ross Austin P
Saenz Chris P
Santana Domingo OF
Scahill Rob RP
Scarborough Steve INF
Seidel R.J. P
Serfass Jacob OF
Smith Will RP
Sosa Carlos P
Spurling Chris RP
Statia Hainley SS
Stocker Mel OF
Stover Ricky P
Supak Trey P
Sutherland Stuart P
Taylor Tyrone OF
Theodorakos Jared P
Thompson Justin P
Thornburg Tyler RP
Thurman Corey SP
Tillman Daniel P
Torres Carlos RP
Tosoni Rene OF
Trofholz Terry OF
Ungs Nic P
Villar Jonathan SS
Wang Wei-Chung RP
Waters Chris SP
Webb Travis P
Weisenburger Adam C
Welch David SP
West Will P
Wilkerson Aaron P
Wilkins Andy 1B
Williams Alan P
Williams Devin P
Williams Mark P
Wilson Steffan 1B
Woolard Glenn P
Wren Kyle OF
Wright Chase P
Young Jr. Eric OF
Zavala Jorge P
Zoccolillo Pete OF
Zumwalt Alec P
Zuniga Tony 3B

Arnold Matt TO
Ash Gord TO
Coles Darnell TO
Counsell Craig MAN
Green Taylor TO
Guerrero Mike TO
Johnson Derek PC
Kranitz Rick PC
Melvin Doug TO
Montgomery Ray TO
Murphy Pat TO
Narron Jerry TO
Stearns David GM
Yount Robin TO

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