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Audio: Doug Melvin’s Season Ending Press Conference

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In case you missed it, here’s the audio from Doug Melvin’s season ending press conference which just concluded at Miller Park.


Enjoy!

Official Release: Brewers Announce 21 More Signees

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that the Club has signed 17 additional players from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.  With these signings, the Brewers have now signed each of their first nine draft selections and 22 overall draft picks.  Yesterday, the Brewers announced the signings of their first five draft selections.  Today’s draft signings include:

Round / Player / Position / School / Minor League Assignment

6. Garrett Cooper / 1B / Auburn University / Helena

7. Omar Garcia / CF / Miami Dade CC / Helena

8. Brandon Diaz / CF / American Heritage (FL) HS / Arizona

9. Tyler Linehan / LHP / Fresno State University / Helena

11. Andy Hillis / RHP / Lee University / Helena

13. Tanner Norton / C / Bishop Brossart (KY) HS / Arizona

17. Brandon Moore / RHP / University of Arkansas / Helena

18. Clint Terry / LHP / Lee University / Arizona

21. Tristan Archer / RHP / Tennessee Tech University / Helena

23. Eric Williams / CF / Sachse (TX) High School / Arizona

24. Chris Razo / RHP / Illinois State University / Helena

25. Drew Ghelfi / RHP / University of Minnesota / Arizona

28. Alex Moore / RHP / Lee University / Arizona

31. Tanner Poppe / RHP / University of Kansas / Arizona

34. Dylan Brock / RHP / Glendale CC / Arizona

38. Charlie Markson / CF / University of Notre Dame / Helena

39. John Cleary / C / University of Maryland / Helena

In addition, the Brewers signed four non-drafted players today.  They include:

Player / Position / School / Minor League Assignment

Sean Wardour / RHP / Cal State Dominguez Hills / Arizona

Harvey Martin / RHP / Minnesota State-Mankato / Helena

Nathan Orf / UTL / Baylor University / Helena

Scott Harkin / RHP / Sonoma State University / Arizona

The advanced rookie-level Helena Brewers begin their season this Thursday at the Missoula Osprey, the rookie affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The rookie-level Arizona Brewers begin their season on Thursday at the Arizona Dodgers. 

Day 1 Draft Choices: Brewers Tap Williams, Neuhaus

BREWERS SELECT RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER DEVIN WILLIAMS AND INFIELDER TUCKER NEUHAUS ON DAY 1 OF 2013 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

The Milwaukee Brewers tonight selected RHP Devin Williams from Hazelwood West (MO) High School in the second round (54th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft and drafted INF Tucker Neuhaus out of Wharton (FL) High School with the 72nd overall selection (Competitive Balance Round B).  Milwaukee forfeited its first round selection for signing right-handed pitcher Kyle Lohse as a free agent.

Williams, 18, went 6-1 with a 1.02 ERA and one save in nine games as a senior at Hazelwood West (MO) High School.  He struck out 93 batters and allowed just 17 hits over 48 innings pitched in 2013, limiting opponents to a .102 batting average.  Williams, who was aRawlings/Perfect Game Preseason First-Team All America selection, has a commitment to play baseball at the University of Missouri. Neuhaus, 17, missed the majority of the season due to injuries.  He has a commitment to the University of Louisville.

The 2013 First-Year Player Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue tomorrow at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Saturday for Rounds 11-40 at noon CT and will continue through its conclusion.

 

devinwilliamsRHP Devin Williams

Hometown: Florissant, Missouri

School: Hazelwood (MO) West High School

Bats: Right                   Throws: Right

Height: 6-3                   Weight: 170

Born: September 21, 1994

 

 

 

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INF Tucker Neuhaus

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

School: Wharton (FL) High School

Bats: Left                     Throws: Right

Height: 6-3                   Weight: 195

Born: June 18, 1995

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Brewers Friday Night World Baseball Classic Recap

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Teams containing 10 of the 12 players which the Milwaukee Brewers have loaned out to team across the Pools for the World Baseball Classic were in action Friday. (The Netherlands, with Hainley Statia, didn’t play today. Mike Walker’s Team Australia has already been eliminated from the tournament.)

Here is a recap of the performances by those who saw action:

canadaTaylor Green – Canada

Thrust into the starting third baseman role following an injury to Toronto’s Brett Lawrie, Green hit second in the lineup today against Team Italy. Green was 1-for-4 on the day with a double in the 5th inning off of Chris Cooper. Unfortunately, rare was the occasion where Green had someone on base in front of him.

Green is the starting 3B for Team Canada for as long as they remain in the tournament though so he’ll have a few more chances to make good.

Jim Henderson – Canada – @JimHenderson29

“Jimmy” Henderson, as he is known on the Canadian circuit, ended up throwing in this game which was wound up as a Mercy Rule blowout for Team Italy. Henderson came on with two outs in the 7th inning, inheriting a base runner in Drew Butera who had just doubled home two runs. Henderson retired his first hitter and came back out for the 8th inning as well. He gave up consecutive hits to open the 8th though and was lifted for another reliever, R.J. Swindle, who would go on to allow Henderson’s second baserunner to score. Swindle wouldn’t record an out at all, in fact, as he allowed enough runs for the Mercy Rule to be invoked.

Henderson’s final line for the day was an ugly one: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 K, 54.00 ERA.

puertoricoHiram Burgos – Puerto Rico – @Burgos196

Burgos came on in relief to begin the fifth inning at his team’s home field, Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico. Over 4.2 scoreless innings pitches, Burgos allowed only four hits but zero runs. He struck out three, and walked the final hitter of his evening. It was at that point he had reached 64 pitches and while he could have legally started the next batter, he was lifted in favor of a left-handed reliever who recorded the final out of the game via strikeout looking. Puerto Rico moved to 1-0 in Pool C play.

Having thrown 64 pitches tonight, Burgos is not allowed to pitch again until he’s had four days off.

Officially: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 K, 1 BB, 0.00 ERA, 64 pitches

Martin Maldonado – Puerto Rico – @Machete1224

The backup catcher for Puerto Rico, Maldonado was used in this game as a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning. Following a Yadier Molina steal of third base (yes, you read that correctly), Maldonado had a man on third with only one out but struck out swinging on a high fastball. Officially, Maldonado remained in the game as the Designated Hitter, but his turn in the batting order did not come back around.

usaRyan Braun – USA

Started in left field and hit third in the batting order for Joe Torre and Team USA. In his first inning match up against Brewers teammate Yovani Gallardo, Braun drove one deep to the right-center gap but it was hauled in on the run for an out. Braun then worked a walk in the fourth inning, still against Gallardo. He reached third on an RBI single by David Wright but was stranded there. In the sixth inning Braun was struck out looking. And in his final plate appearance of the game in the bottom of the 8th inning, Braun finally broke through in the hit column, reaching base for the second time. He dropped a hit in the Bermuda Triangle between the second baseman and center- and right-fielders. He would come around to score Team USA’s second run of the game on a single by Eric Hosmer.

Defensively, Braun had a diving play coming in on a ball that short-hopped him but he was able to keep it in front of him in the 3rd inning. Other than that? A couple of routine put outs including fly balls in the 4th and 5th, and a running basket catch in the 8th to keep the deficit at three, at the time.

Jonathan Lucroy – USA – @JLucroy20

As one of three catchers on the Team USA roster, Lucroy didn’t start this game in part because the Toronto Blue Jays wanted their catcher, J.P. Arencibia, to catch their new starting pitcher, reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.

Lucroy would get into the game defensively in the 8th inning after starting catcher J.P. Arencibia was pinch-hit for in the bottom of the 7th inning. Lucroy’s first turn at the dish came in the bottom of the 9th with the USA down to their final two outs, trailing by three. Lucroy fell behind 0-2 to Mexico (and San Francisco Giants) closer Sergio Romo before harmlessly grounding out to short.

mexicoYovani Gallardo – Mexico

The Brewers resident staff ace started Team Mexico’s second Pool D game following their loss to Italy yesterday. Gallardo squared off against Brewers teammate Ryan Braun and the United States’ potent lineup. Gallardo started off the game with a 1-2-3 first inning including a strikeout of Jimmy Rollins. He was greeted in the second inning by a Joe Mauer single back up the middle but got out of the inning on just seven pitches after a GIDP and a fly ball out. Gallardo’s third inning included a strikeout of Giancarlo Stanton, a ground out by Adam Jones, and a strikeout of J.P. Arencibia. 16 pitches, three outs, and back to the dugout.

Through three, Gallardo had thrown 37 pitches. Gallardo was limited to 50 pitches tonight by request of the Milwaukee Brewers. He had missed some work prior to joining Team Mexico and coupled with recently overcome groin tightness, he wasn’t stretched out enough to go a full WBC-allowed 65.

Gallardo’s fourth inning began by allowing a single to Rollins. He struck out Phillips but then walked Braun, bringing him up to 49 pitches thrown and to the end of his evening. The relief pitcher, Luis Mendoza, allowed one of the inherited runners to score, which makes Gallardo’s line look worse than he actually pitched.

Gallardo’s final line: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 4 K, 1 BB, 2.70 ERA, 49 pitches. He was credited with the Win in the Friday night victory over USA as well.

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MLB Network’s Top 100 Players Right Now Heading Into 2013

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As I did last year, I’ll be keeping a running list of the Top 100 Players Right Now as they are revealed on MLB Network, eventually compiling the entire list.

They will have revealed all 100 by the end of Tuesday, February 26th. I’ll update this same space as they reveal the remaining entries.

As before I will understandably highlight the Brewers players on the list. Last year there were six Brewers on the list. Rickie Weeks was 83, John Axford was 77, Yovani Gallardo was 72, Aramis Ramirez was 66, Zack Greinke was 64, and Ryan Braun was too low at number 9.

Based on what has been revealed, it would appear a safe bet that Rickie Weeks has fallen off of the list. And how about John Axford? Could he really be in the Top 40 or did he fall off too? I’m guessing he fell off despite his fantastic 2011 season.

Looks like the Brewers will only have three this year.

The criteria for the list remains the same:

  • Emphasized stats from the last three (3) seasons, weighting 2012
  • Projected 2013 performance
  • Defensive position
  • Accolades
  • Intangibles

Here now are the Top 100 Players as listed by MLB Network.

100. Ryan Howard – 1B – Philadelphia Phillies

99. Sergio Romo – CL – San Francisco Giants

98. Yu Darvish – SP – Texas Rangers

97. Elvis Andrus – SS – Texas Rangers

96. Chase Utley – 2B – Philadelphia Phillies

95. Adrian Gonzalez – 1B – Los Angeles Dodgers

94. Jacoby Ellsbury – OF – Boston Red Sox

93. Victor Martinez – C/DH – Detroit Tigers

92. Jordan Zimmermann – SP – Washington Nationals

91. Michael Bourn – CF – Cleveland Indians

90. Aroldis Chapman – P – Cincinnati Reds

89. Adam Wainwright – SP – St. Louis Cardinals

88. Jon Lester – SP – Boston Red Sox

87. Mike Moustakas – 3B – Kansas City Royals

86. Brett Lawrie – 3B – Toronto Blue Jays

85. Michael Morse – 1B/LF – Seattle Mariners

84. Allen Craig – 1B – St. Louis Cardinals

83. Torii Hunter – RF – Detroit Tigers

82. Carlos Beltran – RF – St. Louis Cardinals

81. Carlos Ruiz – C – Philadelphia Phillies

80. Brian McCann – C – Atlanta Braves

79. Miguel Montero – C- Arizona Diamondbacks

78. Curtis Granderson – CF – New York Yankees

77. Jim Johnson – CL – Baltimore Orioles

76. Jason Motte – CL – St. Louis Cardinals

75. Ian Desmond – SS – Washington Nationals

74. Chase Headley – 3B – San Diego Padres

73. Adam LaRoche – 1B – Washington Nationals

72. Yovani Gallardo – SP – Milwaukee Brewers

71. Madison Bumgarner – SP – San Francisco Giants

70. Alex Gordon – LF – Kansas City Royals

69. B.J. Upton – CF – Atlanta Braves

68. James Shields – SP – Kansas City Royals

67. David Freese – 3B – St. Louis Cardinals

66. J.J. Hardy – SS – Baltimore Orioles

65. Kyle Lohse – SP – (FREE AGENT)

64. Wade Miley – SP – Arizona Diamondbacks

63. Johnny Cueto – SP – Cincinnati Reds

62. Jonathan Papelbon – CL – Philadelphia Phillies

61. Mariano Rivera – CL – New York Yankees

60. David Ortiz – DH – Boston Red Sox

59. Jason Heyward – RF – Atlanta Braves

58. Austin Jackson – CF – Detroit Tigers

57. Zack Greinke – SP – Los Angeles Dodgers

56. Chris Sale – SP – Chicago White Sox

55. Billy Butler – DH – Kansas City Royals

54. Bryce Harper – LF – Washington Nationals

53. Derek Jeter – SS – New York Yankees

52. Starlin Castro – SS – Chicago Cubs

51. Troy Tulowitzki – SS – Colorado Rockies

50. R.A. Dickey – SP – Toronto Blue Jays

49. Gio Gonzalez – SP – Washington Nationals

48. Matt Wieters – C – Baltimore Orioles

47. A.J. Pierzynski – C- Texas Rangers

46. Roy Halladay – SP – Philadelphia Phillies

45. Matt Cain – SP – San Francisco Giants

44. Pablo Sandoval – 3B – San Francisco Giants

43. Josh Willingham – LF – Minnesota Twins

42. Yoenis Cespedes – LF – Oakland Athletics

41. Matt Holliday – LF – St. Louis Cardinals

40. Ian Kinsler – 2B – Texas Rangers

39. Edwin Encarnacion – 1B – Toronto Blue Jays

38. Joe Mauer – C – Minnesota Twins

37. Jered Weaver – SP – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

36. Jay Bruce – RF – Cincinnati Reds

35. Justin Upton – LF – Atlanta Braves

34. Dustin Pedroia – 2B – Boston Red Sox

33. Paul Konerko – 1B – Chicago White Sox

32. Aramis Ramirez – 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

31. Brandon Phillips – 2B – Cincinnati Reds

30. Carlos Gonzalez – LF – Colorado Rockies

29. Ryan Zimmerman – 3B – Washington Nationals

28. Jose Bautista – RF – Toronto Blue Jays

27. Craig Kimbrel – CL – Atlanta Braves

26. Stephen Strasburg – SP – Washington Nationals

25. Jose Reyes – SS – Toronto Blue Jays

24. Yadier Molina – C – St. Louis Cardinals

23. Adam Jones – CF – Baltimore Orioles

22. David Wright – 3B – New York Mets

21. Buster Posey – C – San Francisco Giants

20. Cole Hamels – SP – Philadelphia Phillies

19. Cliff Lee – SP – Philadelphia Phillies

18. CC Sabathia – SP – New York Yankees

17. Andrew McCutchen – CF – Pittsburgh Pirates

16. Evan Longoria – 3B – Tampa Bay Rays

15. Giancarlo Stanton – RF – Miami Marlins

14. Albert Pujols – 1B – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

13. Adrian Beltre – 3B – Texas Rangers

12. David Price – SP – Tampa Bay Rays

11. Prince Fielder – 1B – Detroit Tigers

10. Josh Hamilton – RF – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

9. Joey Votto – 1B – Cincinnati Reds

8. Robinson Cano – 2B – New York Yankees

7. Felix Hernandez – SP – Seattle Mariners

6. Ryan Braun – LF – Milwaukee Brewers

5. Clayton Kershaw – SP – Los Angeles Dodgers

4. Matt Kemp – CF – Los Angeles Dodgers

3. Miguel Cabrera – 3B – Detroit Tigers

2. Justin Verlander – SP – Detroit Tigers

1. Mike Trout – LF – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Totals by team:

  • Philadelphia Phillies – 7
  • St. Louis Cardinals – 7
  • Washington Nationals – 7
  • Detroit Tigers – 6
  • Atlanta Braves – 5
  • Cincinnati Reds – 5
  • New York Yankees – 5
  • San Francisco Giants – 5
  • Texas Rangers – 5
  • Toronto Blue Jays – 5
  • Baltimore Orioles – 4
  • Boston Red Sox – 4
  • Kansas City Royals – 4
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – 4
  • Los Angeles Dodgers – 4
  • Milwaukee Brewers – 3
  • Arizona Diamondbacks – 2
  • Chicago White Sox – 2
  • Colorado Rockies – 2
  • Minnesota Twins – 2
  • Seattle Mariners – 2
  • Tampa Bay Rays – 2
  • Cleveland Indians – 1
  • New York Mets – 1
  • Chicago Cubs – 1
  • Oakland Athletics – 1
  • Miami Marlins – 1
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – 1
  • San Diego Padres – 1
  • Kyle Lohse – 1

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Brewers Now Sending Fifteen to World Baseball Classic

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In news he broke himself on Twitter yesterday, Brewers starting pitching prospect Nick Bucci told the world that he had been asked to join Team Canada after one of their originally selected pitchers had to bow out due to injury.

This presented a bit of a quandary last night because I thought I recalled there being a maximum of 14 players from any one franchise who could be used by teams in the World Baseball Classic. As I reported back in January, the Brewers were at 14.

I was then reminded that the limit is a soft one in that every player beyond 14 who is asked to participate in the WBC may do so with the blessing of their ballclub.

Here then is the updated list of Brewers’ employees who will be representing for their countries during the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Team USA (2)

  • Ryan Braun*
  • Jonathan Lucroy* (Twitter: @JLucroy20)

Team Mexico (2)

  • Yovani Gallardo*
  • Marco Estrada*

Team Canada (5)

Team Puerto Rico (2)

Team Dominican Republic (1)

Team Italy (1)

  • Jeff Bianchi*

Team Netherlands (1)

Team Australia (1)

*-active MLB player as of 8/31/2012

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Milwaukee Brewers Announce 2013 Spring Training Schedule

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced the Club’s 2013 Spring Training schedule which opens on Saturday, February 23 at Maryvale Baseball Park against Oakland.  The Brewers will play a total of 35 Spring Training and exhibition games in 2013, including 17 at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix and two games at Miller Park.

The Brewers will play games at Maryvale against NL Central rivals Cincinnati on Saturday, March 16 and against the Chicago Cubs on Friday, March 22.  Other home highlights include a St. Patrick’s Day game (Sunday, March 17) against Los Angeles in Glendale and a matchup versus Team Canada’s World Baseball Classic entry on Tuesday, March 5.

The team has two split squad games scheduled during the spring.  The slate includes Monday, February 25 vs. San Diego (SS) and at Cincinnati, and Sunday, March 24 vs. Colorado and at San Diego.

The final home game at Maryvale Baseball Park for the Brewers is set for Wednesday, March 27 against Kansas City.  The Brewers will return home to Miller Park to play two games against the White Sox to round out the exhibition season, scheduled for Friday, March 29 at 7:10 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 at 1:10 p.m.

All Brewers games played in the Cactus League are scheduled for 1:05 pm starts (Arizona Time), except for Wednesday, March 13 at the Diamondbacks (7:10 p.m. local/9:10 p.m. CT start).

Pitchers and catchers with zero to three years of Major League service time are scheduled to report to Spring Training on Tuesday, February 12.  All position players and pitchers and catchers with three-plus years of Major League service have a report date of Friday, February 15, 2013.

Tickets for the Milwaukee Brewers home Spring Training games will go on sale at 10 am CT on Monday, December 3 via the internet at Brewers.com and by phone at 1-800-933-7890.  Normal business hours are from 9am – 5pm CST.  Sales at the Maryvale Baseball Park Box Office will begin on Monday, February 4, 2013.  Tickets are available in four seating areas: Field Box ($22), Infield Reserved ($16), Outfield Reserved ($13) and Lawn Seating ($8).  Information on Spring Training Season Tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000.

Please note that games and times are subject to change.

Milwaukee Brewers 2013 Spring Training Schedule

Date        Time (local)    (CT)                Opponent                               Place____

Sat, Feb 23

1:05 pm          2:05 pm          Oakland Athletics                  Maryvale

Sun, Feb 24

1:05 pm          2:05 pm          Cleveland Indians (SS)         Maryvale

Mon, Feb 25

1:05 pm          2:05 pm          San Diego Padres                  Maryvale

1:05 pm           2:05 pm           at Cincinnati Reds                  Goodyear

Tue, February 26

1:05 pm          2:05 pm          Seattle Mariners                    Maryvale

Wed, Feb 27

1:05 pm           2:05 pm           at Kansas City Royals             Surprise

Thu, Feb 28

1:05 pm          2:05 pm          Chicago White Sox                Maryvale

Fri, Mar 1

1:05 pm           2:05 pm           at Colorado Rockies               Talking Stick

Sat, Mar 2

1:05 pm          2:05 pm          Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim    Maryvale

Sun, Mar 3

1:05 pm           2:05 pm           at Chicago Cubs (SS)              Mesa

Mon, Mar 4                                         OFF DAY

Tue, Mar 5

1:05 pm          2:05 pm          Team Canada                        Maryvale

Wed, Mar 6

1:05 pm           2:05 pm           at Seattle Mariners                  Peoria

Thu, Mar 7

1:05 pm          2:05 pm          Arizona Diamondbacks        Maryvale

Fri, Mar 8

1:05 pm          2:05 pm          Texas Rangers                       Maryvale

Sat, Mar 9

1:05 pm           2:05 pm           at Cincinnati Reds                  Goodyear

DAYLIGHT-SAVINGS TIME BEGINS MARCH 10

Sun, Mar 10

1:05 pm          3:05 pm          San Francisco Giants            Maryvale

Mon, Mar 11

1:05 pm          3:05 pm          Los Angeles Dodgers            Maryvale

Tue, Mar 12

1:05 pm           3:05 pm           at Texas Rangers                     Surprise

Wed, Mar 13

7:10 pm           9:10 pm           at Arizona Diamondbacks      Talking Stick

Thu, Mar 14                                     OFF DAY

Fri, Mar 15

1:05 pm          3:05 pm          Cleveland Indians                 Maryvale

Sat, Mar 16

1:05 pm          3:05 pm          Cincinnati Reds (SS)             Maryvale

Sun, Mar 17

1:05 pm           3:05 pm           at Los Angeles Dodgers (SS) Glendale

Mon, Mar 18

1:05 pm           3:05 pm           at Cleveland Indians               Goodyear

Tuesday, March 19

1:05 pm          3:05 pm          Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim     Maryvale

Wed, Mar 20

1:05 pm           3:05 pm           at San Francisco Giants (SS)  Scottsdale

Thu, Mar 21

1:05 pm           3:05 pm           at Chicago White Sox             Glendale

Fri, Mar 22

1:05 pm          3:05 pm          Chicago Cubs                       Maryvale

Sat, Mar 23

1:05 pm           3:05 pm           at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tempe

Sun, Mar 24

1:05 pm          3:05 pm          Colorado Rockies                  Maryvale

1:05 pm           3:05 pm           at San Diego Padres                Peoria

Mon, Mar 25

1:05 pm           3:05 pm           at Oakland Athletics               Phoenix

Tue, Mar 26                                       OFF DAY

Wed, Mar 27

1:05 pm          3:05 pm          Kansas City Royals (SS)       Maryvale

Thu, Mar 28

1:05 pm           3:05 pm           at Colorado Rockies               Talking Stick

Fri, Mar 29

7:10 pm                                  Chicago White Sox                Miller Park

Sat, Mar 30

1:10 pm                                  Chicago White Sox                Miller Park

 

• Home games in bold

• Note: Daylight-Savings Time begins on March 10

• All Games/Times subject to change

Want a more colorful look at the Brewers’ 2013 Cactus League slate? Click the image.

Individual and Franchise Milestones (Mostly) Attainable in 2013

STATISTICS CURRENT THROUGH COMPLETION OF PLAY ON: 4/19/2013

This column will first be publicized automatically via my 30,000th tweet on Twitter. Even though I had begun compiling this information a couple of weeks ago, I was going to wait until closer to the regular season to post these numbers. This was in an effort to not waste time or column space on players who ended up not being with the Brewers come the start of Spring Training.

But with the aforementioned milestone tweet bearing down on me, I felt it appropriate to make this post coincide.

I will keep this space updated* throughout the season with current 2013 totals as the players listed work toward the attainable milestones. Should a player achieve a milestone, I will list it and the date it was achieved and (if appropriate) list the next milestone on the statistical path which the player could achieve.

So bookmark this one folks and refer back to it as often as necessary throughout 2013. This information will appear on the individuals’ “Brewers By the Jersey Numbers” previews as well.

Without further adieu, here are the major players on the Brewers who have milestones in front of them which should be attainable in the 2013 regular season.

Ryan Braun

Perennial all-star Ryan Braun achieved his first two milestones of the season on Friday, April 19th against the Chicago Cubs. He collected the 2000th base of his career on a first inning home run. The three RBI from that homer also moved him into a sixth-place tie on the all-time list with former Brewer Prince Fielder.

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Best Season
R 700 614 7 79 113
H 1250 1089 12 149 203
TB 2250 1976 27 247 356
2B 250 223 3 24 45
3B 30 29 0 1 7
HR 250 202 4 44 41
RBI 750 643 13 94 114
SB 150 126 1 23 33
BB 350 305 9 36 63
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
R 661 614 40 Geoff Jenkins 5
H 1144 1089 43 Ben Oglivie 7
TB 2175 1976 172 Jim Gantner 5
2B 262 223 36 Jim Gantner 5
3B 30 29 1 Rickie Weeks 7
HR 208 202 2 Gorman Thomas 4
RBI 685 643 29 Ben Oglivie 5
SB 136 126 9 Tommy Harper 4
BB 320 305 6 Dave Nilsson 17

Aramis Ramirez

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Best Season
R 1000 965 1 34 99
H 2000 1959 5 36 181
TB 3500 3452 8 40 333
2B 450 423 3 24 50
3B 25 22 0 3 4
HR 350 342 0 8 38
RBI 1250 1227 2 21 119
SB 30 25 0 5 9
BB 550 545 2 3 74
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
R 175 92 82 Matt Mieske 50
H 331 171 155 Scott Podsednik 50
TB 518 308 202 3-way tie 49
2B 61 50 8 2-way tie 50
3B 9 3 6 4-way tie 50
HR 34 27 7 3-way tie 48
RBI 159 105 52 Lyle Overbay 50
SB 25 9 16 2-way tie 49
BB 126 44 80 Glenn Braggs 50

Corey Hart

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
R 550 529 0 21 91
H 1000 950 0 50 164
TB 1750 1689 0 61 293
2B 250 211 0 39 45
3B 35 33 0 2 9
HR 175 154 0 21 31
RBI 550 508 0 42 102
SB 100 83 0 17 23
BB 300 269 0 31 51
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
R 567 529 38 Ben Oglivie 10
H 996 950 46 Prince Fielder 12
TB 1825 1689 136 Don Money 9
2B 215 211 4 Don Money 8
3B 38 33 5 Jim Gantner 4
HR 160 154 6 Paul Molitor 10
RBI 524 508 16 B.J. Surhoff 13
SB 102 83 19 B.J. Surhoff 11
BB 290 269 21 John Jaha 22

Jonathan Lucroy

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
R 150 115 5 30 46
H 300 285 13 2 114
TB 500 421 21 58 168
2B 50 42 0 8 17
3B 10 5 1 4 4
HR 50 28 2 20 12
RBI 150 143 9 2 59
SB 15 10 0 5 4
BB 100 69 4 27 29
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
R 175 115 55 Matt Mieske 50
H 331 285 33 Scott Podsednik 50
TB 518 421 76 3-way tie 49
2B 61 42 19 2-way tie 50
3B 9 5 3 4-way tie 50
HR 34 28 4 3-way tie 48
RBI 159 143 7 Lyle Overbay 50
SB 25 10 15 2-way tie 49
BB 126 69 54 Glenn Braggs 50

Rickie Weeks

So far this season, Rickie Weeks has surpassed Greg Vaughn for 12th place in total bases in Brewers history. Next up on the list is Gorman Thomas.

Weeks has also tied Ben Oglivie for 6th place on the all-time franchise list for Walks with 432.

Weeks collected the 1500th total base in his MLB career with a double on Friday, April 19th against the Cubs at Miller Park.

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
R 650 608 9 33 112
H 1000 867 12 121 175
TB 1500 1481 15 0 302
2B 175 164 4 7 32
3B 40 30 0 10 7
HR 150 130 1 19 29
RBI 400 377 3 20 83
SB 125 116 2 7 25
BB 450 427 6 17 78
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
R 621 608 4 Ryan Braun 6
H 950 867 71 Corey Hart 13
TB 1635 1481 135 Gorman Thomas 11
2B 172 164 5 Gorman Thomas 15
3B 33 30 3 2-way tie 5
HR 133 130 2 Richie Sexson 14
RBI 385 377 5 Rob Deer 21
SB 126 116 8 Ryan Braun 5
BB 440 427 7 Don Money 5

Norichika Aoki

Aoki began the season tied for 41st place in stolen bases with Craig Counsell, but has surpassed Geoff Jenkins, Rob Deer and Dante Bichette in the team’s all-time rankings, and is currently tied in 35th place with Pedro Garcia and John Jaha. Next up, Sixto Lezcano who has 34 steals as a Brewer.

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
R 100 81 9 10 81
H 200 150 18 32 150
TB 500 225 28 247 225
2B 50 37 4 9 37
3B 10 4 0 6 4
HR 25 10 2 13 10
RBI 100 50 5 45 50
SB 50 30 3 17 30
BB 100 43 7 50 43
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
R 175 81 85 Matt Mieske 50
H 331 150 163 Scott Podsednik 50
TB 518 225 265 3-way tie 49
2B 61 37 20 2-way tie 50
3B 9 4 5 4-way tie 50
HR 34 10 22 3-way tie 48
RBI 159 50 104 Lyle Overbay 50
SB 34 30 1 Sixto Lezcano 34
BB 126 43 76 Glenn Braggs 50

Martin Maldonado

Martin Maldonado collected the 100th base of his career on Monday, April 8th with a 5th inning single off of Edwin Jackson.

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
R 50 22 1 27 22
H 100 62 4 34 62
TB 100 95 6 0 95
2B 25 9 2 14 9
3B 5 0 0 5 0
HR 25 8 0 17 8
RBI 50 30 3 17 30
SB 5 1 0 4 1
BB 25 17 0 8 17
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
R 175 22 152 Matt Mieske 50
H 331 62 265 Scott Podsednik 50
TB 518 95 417 3-way tie 49
2B 61 9 50 2-way tie 50
3B 9 0 9 4-way tie 50
HR 34 8 26 3-way tie 48
RBI 159 30 126 Lyle Overbay 50
SB 25 1 24 2-way tie 49
BB 126 17 109 Glenn Braggs 50

Carlos Gomez

Gomez drove in the 200th run of his career on Sunday, April 7th.

A solo home run on April 19th moved Gomez into a four-way tie at 48th all time in Brewers history.

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
R 300 291 8 1 79
H 500 482 17 1 149
TB 1000 741 27 232 208
2B 100 83 2 15 24
3B 25 22 1 2 7
HR 50 44 2 4 19
RBI 250 198 5 47 59
SB 150 130 1 19 37
BB 125 107 1 17 25
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
R 175 147 20 Matt Mieske 50
H 331 232 82 Scott Podsednik 50
TB 518 389 102 3-way tie 49
2B 61 41 18 2-way tie 50
3B 11 10 0 4-way tie 40
HR 34 32 0 3-way tie 48
RBI 159 99 55 Lyle Overbay 50
SB 77 71 5 Cecil Cooper 14
BB 126 52 73 Glenn Braggs 50

Yovani Gallardo

With his first appearance this season, Gallardo tied Dave Bush for appearances as a Brewer. With his third, Gallardo tied Dan Kolb at 154 games with Milwaukee. Up next, is Scott Karl at 155 games.

***Gallardo’s made the 150th of his career on Sunday, April 7, 2013.***

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
W 75 69 1 5 17
G 175 151 4 20 33
GS 150 148 4 0 33
CG 5 4 0 1 2
SHO 5 3 0 2 2
IP 1000.0 916.1 22.1 61.1 207.1
K 1000 936 15 49 207
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
W 81 69 11 Bill Wegman 6
G 155 151 0 Scott Karl 39
GS 156 148 4 Jaime Navarro 10
CG 5 4 1 4-way tie 37
SHO 4 3 1 2-way tie 15
IP 944.0 916.1 5.1 Jerry Augustine 12
K 1081 936 130 Teddy Higuera 2

John Axford

John Axford’s first three strikeouts in 2013 pushed him ahead of Pete Vukovich on the all-time list in Brewers history. Axford has since broken a three-way tie in 36th place with Bob Wickman and Shaun Marcum. In 35th place is Bill Parsons with 280 K.

Axford’s eight games played in 2013 have now moved him all the way up to 18th on the all-time Brewers list of games played. This year he has broken his tie with Ray King (206), and surpassed both Chris Bosio (212) and Teddy Higuera (213).

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
W 25 15 0 10 8
G 250 206 8 36 75
SV 125 106 0 19 46
IP 250.0 208.2 7.1 34.0 73.2
K 300 264 9 27 93
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
W 17 15 2 2-way tie 50
G 212 206 4 Derrick Turnbow 17
SV 133 106 27 Dan Plesac 1
IP 331.0 208.2 115.0 Gene Brabender 50
K 280 264 7 Bill Parsons 35

Chris Narveson

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
W 50 26 0 24 12
G 100 95 2 3 37
GS 75 63 0 12 28
CG 5 0 0 5 0
SHO 5 0 0 5 0
SV 5 0 0 5 0
IP 500.0 394.2 2.0 103.1 167.2
K 400 326 0 74 137
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
W 28 26 2 Skip Lockwood 32
G 132 90 40 2-way tie 50
GS 70 62 8 Don August 33
CG 3 0 3 11-way tie 45
SHO 1 0 1 28-way tie 36
SV 4 0 4 2-way tie 49
IP 396.1 385.1 9.0 Lew Krause 41
K 321 314 7 Ricky Bones 29

Marco Estrada

In his first start of the season, Estrada struck out eight hitters. Those sent him flying past Mike Fetters and then Chuck Crim into a tie at 41st on the Brewers’ all-time list with Lary Sorensen. With his next 13 strikeouts over two starts, Estrada overtook Ben McDonald (256) and sits one shy of Pete Vukovich in 39th place.

Estrada’s four strikeouts on April 19th against the Cubs moved him ahead of Vukovich in 39th place, and past the tied Shaun Marcum and Bob Wickman, into sole possession of 37th place on the all-time list.

Estrada picked up his 10th career Win on Monday, April 8th against the Chicago Cubs.

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
W 15 9 2 4 5
G 100 94 4 2 43
GS 50 32 4 14 23
CG 5 0 0 5 0
SHO 5 0 0 5 0
SV 5 0 0 5 0
IP 500.0 262.1 24.0 213.2 138.1
K 300 263 25 12 143
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
W 17 9 6 2-way tie 50
G 132 79 49 2-way tie 50
GS 43 31 8 3-way tie 48
CG 3 0 3 11-way tie 45
SHO 1 0 1 28-way tie 36
SV 4 0 4 2-way tie 49
IP 331.0 242.1 64.2 Gene Brabender 50
K 273 244 4 John Axford 36

Mike Fiers

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
W 10 9 0 1 9
G 50 25 3 22 23
GS 25 22 1 2 22
CG 5 0 0 5 0
SHO 5 0 0 5 0
SV 5 0 0 5 0
IP 150 129.2 7.1 14.1 127.2
K 150 137 1 12 135
Stat Next Team Top 50 Milestone Career Total as a Brewer thru 2012 Needed to Achieve Next Team Top 50 Milestone Holder Current Holder’s All-Time Position
W 17 9 8 2-way tie 50
G 132 25 104 2-way tie 50
GS 43 22 20 3-way tie 48
CG 3 0 3 11-way tie 45
SHO 1 0 1 28-way tie 36
SV 4 0 4 2-way tie 49
IP 331 129.2 194.0 Gene Brabender 50
K 215 137 77 Gene Brabender 50

Burke Badenhop

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
W 20 16 0 4 7
G 250 217 8 25 66
SV 5 2 1 2 1
IP 350.0 313.0 5.0 32.0 72.0
K 250 232 6 12 57

Tom Gorzelanny

Gorzelanny appeared in his 200th MLB game on Sunday, April 14th.

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
W 50 44 0 6 14
G 250 193 9 48 45
SV 5 2 0 3 1
IP 750.0 735.0 7.2 7.1 201.2
K 600 568 6 26 135

Mike Gonzalez

Stat Next Personal Milestone Career thru 2012 2013 Total Needed to Achieve Player’s Best Season
W 20 17 0 3 5
G 450 434 8 8 80
SV 75 56 0 19 24
IP 400.0 394.1 3.2 2.0 74.1
K 500 451 5 44 90

Okay then. Is there anybody else you’d like to know more about? Leave their name in the comments!

* – If a milestone is achieved on a given day I’ll update ASAP but if not then I can’t guarantee updating every day.

2013: Year of the Bobblehead

The Milwaukee Brewers (via social media) announced just now that there will be a total of 10(!) all-fan bobblehead doll giveaways next season.

They are inviting fans to play along in a guessing game of sorts where the Bernie Brewer twitter account (@Bernie_Brewer) will post a silhouetted image of the subject of the bobblehead in the morning with some clues. You play along by tweeting back with your guess and a #GUESSBREW hash tag.

Then, later the same day via various official Brewers social media outlets, the subject will be revealed.

The official webpage for the revealing is: http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/mil/fan_forum/bobbles.jsp, but I’ll keep track of them all right here as well.

We can easily see that there will be one sausage bobble as has been the norm the last several years.

The schedule of reveals is as follows:

  • Bobblehead #1: CLUE: This Brewer will turn 31 in January of 2013. – Guess: Norichika Aoki – CONFIRMED!
    • This bobblehead will be given away on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
  • Bobblehead #2: CLUE: This Brewer played his entire career in the AL. – Guess: George Scott – CONFIRMED!
    • This bobblehead will be given away on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
  • Bobblehead #3: CLUE: Wore a Brewers uniform his entire career. CLUE: Has played in 14 career postseason games. – Guess: Corey Hart – CONFIRMED!
    • This bobblehead will be given away on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
  • Bobblehead #4: CLUE: Wears a number that has been worn by a total of 20 players in team history.  Silhouette Only Guess: Ryan Braun (Updated: Still guessing Braun. http://brewernation.mlblogs.com/2012/06/09/milwaukee-brewers-uniform-number-history-8) – CONFIRMED!
    • This bobblehead will be given away on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
  • Bobblehead #5: Silhouette Only Guess: Carlos Gomez – CLUE: The player is active on Twitter. – Guess unchanged. – CONFIRMED!
    • This bobblehead will be given away on Sunday, June 9, 2013.
  • Bobblehead #6: Silhouette Only Guess: Polish Racing Sausage – CONFIRMED!
    • This bobblehead will be given away on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
  • Bobblehead #7: CLUE: Today’s featured player began and ended his career in Milwaukee. CLUE: Played his first and last all-star game with Milwaukee. – Guess: Hank Aaron – CONFIRMED!
    • This bobblehead will be given away on Sunday, July 7, 2013.
  • Bobblehead #8: CLUE: Features a Wisconsin native. Guess: Only three Wisconsinites are famous enough to warrant a bobblehead at this point. One (Bob Uecker) had one last year. That means that this should be either Jim Gantner or Harvey Kuenn. CLUE: This player never played for the Brewers. Updated Guess: Obviously Gantner played for the Brewers. My guess is Harvey Kuenn! – CONFIRMED!
    • This bobblehead will be given away on Sunday, August 4, 2013.
  • Bobblehead #9: CLUE: This player goes back to the Seattle Pilots days. Guess: Gotta be Stormin’ Gorman Thomas! Who else from that era still warrants a bobblehead? CLUE: This player still has a presence at Miller Park. (Yup!) – CONFIRMED!
    • This bobblehead will be given away on Sunday, September 1, 2013.
  • Bobblehead #10: November 9 – CLUE: Was on the 1982 Milwaukee Brewers. Guess: Far too many to properly say anything definitive, but based on the silhouette I know several players who it is not. CLUE: This player once played professionally in Japan. Guess: Ben Oglivie
    • This bobblehead will be given away on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

So there you have it!

All 10 of the bobblehead subjects for 2013 have been revealed! What do you think of the choices? Which one are you looking forward to the most? Vote here: http://wp.me/p1wIvV-98Ls

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