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  • Omar Narvaez Tallies Three Hits In Win

    Milwaukee Brewers catcher Omar Narvaez went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the 6-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday. Narvaez has turned the tide from his struggles at the plate last year. He leads the Brewers with 17 hits and is slashing .386/.451/.996 in 51 plate appearances. The Brewers signed him in 2020 hoping to be able to produce offensively and he is amongst the leaders in multiple batting categories for catchers. Narvaez is certainly an option if you are lacking in catcher production.

    Apr 21 · RotoBaller Brewers Omar Narvaez
  • Travis Shaw Produces Again With Two RBI In Win

    Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in the 6-0 win against the Padres on Tuesday. Shaw took advantage of Jurickson Profar's error in the third inning, knocking in two runs on a double to stretch the Brewers' lead. After an unpleasant 2019 season with the Brewers batting .157, Shaw has turned the tables in his second journey with the team. He leads the team in RBI (13) and tied for the lead in home runs (3). The 31-year-old has picked up the slack while many key players remain injured for the Brewers. He's certainly valuable in fantasy leagues and is a staple in the middle of the Brewers order.

    Apr 21 · RotoBaller Brewers Travis Shaw
  • Billy McKinney Smashes Second Home Run In As Many Days

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Billy McKinney went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Padres. McKinney slammed a solo shot off Chris Paddack in the third inning Tuesday. After hitting no homers this season prior to Monday, the 26-year-old has two bombs in as many days. The outfielder is likely going to revert to the bench once Christian Yelich (back) and Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps) return from the 10-day injured list, which could come as soon as next week. He's been valuable during this short stretch and could provide a stable yet affordable bat in DFS lineups.

    Apr 21 · RotoBaller Brewers Billy McKinney
  • Corbin Burnes Makes History In Win

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes (2-1) pitched six scoreless innings Tuesday against the Padres, allowing six hits while striking out 10 to earn the win. Burnes made history Tuesday, becoming the first starter to record 36 strikeouts without allowing a walk to start a season, per Elias Sports Bureau. There isn't anyone hotter than Burnes right now. In four starts, the 26-year-old has a stellar 0.37 ERA with 40 strikeouts and zero walks allowed in 24 1/3 innings. His average velocity is 97.3 mph, up from 96.0 mph in 2020. Although he handled the Padres with ease Tuesday, it was the most hits he's given up in a start. Simply put, no pitcher has ever had a stretch like this to begin the season. If you are a Burnes owner, you have to be feeling an extreme amount of joy.

    Apr 21 · RotoBaller Brewers Corbin Burnes
  • Billy McKinney Slugs First Home Run Of The Season

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Billy McKinney went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 3-1 win over the Padres. McKinney took advantage of a bad pitch from Joe Musgrove and sent it into the seats in right to put the Brewers up 2-1 in the fifth. Despite cranking his first home run of the year, McKinney hasn't been doing very well at the plate lately, as he's slashing .176/.222/.353 with a home run, three RBI, and three runs scored in his last five games since entering the starting lineup April 14 against the Cubs. He should still continue to see regular playing time with both Christian Yelich (back) and Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps) currently on the 10-day injured list.

    Apr 20 · RotoBaller Brewers Billy McKinney
  • Josh Hader Records Second Save Against Padres

    Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader pitched a clean ninth inning, as he allowed a walk but struck out one and didn't allow any hits while picking up his second save of the year in a 3-1 win over the Padres on Monday. Hader's only blemish in the inning was surrendering a walk to Fernando Tatis to give the Padres a slim chance to potentially make some noise with Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer following him up in the order. However, the hard-throwing left-hander closed the door on the game and continued his stellar start to the season with 4 2/3 scoreless innings and a 9:2 K: BB.

    Apr 20 · RotoBaller Brewers Josh Hader
  • Brandon Woodruff Dominant In Win

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Bradnon Woodruff (1-0) allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out seven over six innings as he earned the win over the Padres on Monday. Woodruff had a rocky opening frame, as he allowed his only run and hit of the night while also needing 28 pitches to get out of the inning. However, he was nearly untouchable after the first and exited after retiring seven straight hitters following a fourth-inning walk to Wil Myers. It was only a matter of time before Woodruff picked up his first win of the season, as the 28-year-old now owns a 1.96 ERA and 26:6 K: BB through 23 innings pitched so far. He's in line to face the Cubs, a team he's already had much success against, for the third time this season at Wrigley Field on Sunday. He's pitching well and the Cubs have been a poor offensive club this season. Look for Woodruff to continue his dominance.

    Apr 20 · RotoBaller Brewers Brandon Woodruff
  • Luis Urias Day-To-Day With Calf Injury

    Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Luis Urias (calf) was lifted in the fourth inning of Monday's game against the San Diego Padres while dealing with calf cramps. He was replaced at shortstop by Daniel Robertson. Urias homered in his only at-bat in Monday's game, his second home run of the year. Urias is slashing .175/.365/.400 through 15 games on the year. He is being considered day-to-day. Robertson would be the primary beneficent if Urias is forced to miss any time.

    Apr 20 · RotoBaller Brewers Luis Urias
  • Lorenzo Cain Has Yet To Resume Baseball Activities

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain (quad) has yet to resume baseball activities. Cain has been on the 10-day injured list with left quadriceps soreness, though it's looking like he'll need more than the minimum timetable to return to action. Once the veteran outfielder can begin participating in baseball drills, the team will have a better idea of when he can return to action. In the meantime, Jackie Bradley Jr, Avisail Garcia, and Billy McKinney will continue to hold down the fort in the Brewers' outfield.

    Apr 19 · RotoBaller Brewers Lorenzo Cain
  • Kolten Wong Expected To Return This Weekend

    Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Kolten Wong (oblique) is expected to make his return to the lineup this weekend. Wong has been sidelined with an oblique issue- which he already aggravated- though he was able to have "a normal day" of work on the field with the team on Monday, a good sign for his chances of returning for the series against the Cubs. Wong was batting just .105 through his first seven games, though he did have a stolen base and an impressive 6:5 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

    Apr 19 · RotoBaller Brewers Kolten Wong
  • Daniel Vogelbach Swats Two Home Runs In Loss

    Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Daniel Vogelbach went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Pirates. Vogelbach hit a solo shot off Pirates starter Chad Kuhl in the first inning. In the seventh, Vogelbach went deep on a two-run blast against reliever Chris Stratton to tie the game at 5-5. The 28-year-old Vogelbach is in the mix for playing time at first base as Keston Hiura has picked up at-bats at second base. Through 27 plate appearances, Vogelbach has two homers, four RBI, and six runs scored while slashing .167/.259/.417 this season. The burly Vogebach could make for an intriguing short-term pickup for fantasy managers looking for power production.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller Brewers Daniel Vogelbach
  • Freddy Peralta Strikes Out Seven In No Decision

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta allowed three runs on three hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in five innings versus the Pirates on Sunday. He did not factor in the decision. All of the runs against Peralta came on a three-run home run by Colin Moran in the third inning. The 24-year-old Peralta hadn't allowed multiple runs in an appearance this season prior to Sunday. He has a 2.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 31:12 K:BB in 18 innings overall. The right-hander's next start is expected to be Saturday against the Cubs. Peralta is a good start going forward. His strikeout ability is elite.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller Brewers Freddy Peralta
  • Brewers To Place Christian Yelich On Injured List

    Apr 17 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Christian Yelich
  • Devin Williams Struggles Continue

    Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams allowed two earned runs over an inning of relief in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Pirates. Williams allowed just one earned run all season and was named NL Rookie of the Year in 2020, but he has now given up at least one earned run in three of his four appearances in 2021. A late start to the spring could be the primary cause of his issues, and according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in an effort to build Williams up, manager Craig Counsell is going to use him on a more regular basis for the time being, as opposed to only in setup situations in front of closer Josh Hader. When Williams is right, he has the ability to be an elite pitcher with a massive strikeout upside. He's worth monitoring as the seaon progresses. He holds more value in leagues the value holds.

    Apr 17 · RotoBaller Brewers Devin Williams
  • Adrian Houser Loses To Pirates

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Adrian Houser (1-2) gave up three runs on five hits and a walk over 4 1/3 innings Friday to take the loss as the Brewers fell 6-1 to the Pirates. He struck out only three hitters. The right-hander gave up a solo shot to Colin Moran in the second inning before allowing two leadoff singles to begin the fifth, and Houser had to watch both runners come around to score after he got the hook. "I wouldn't say I had the best overall command tonight," Houser said. "I was trying to hit some spots and get ground balls, they put a couple good swings on them. They put it in play like they're supposed to." He threw 41 of 73 pitches for strikes, and while his 3.14 ERA through three starts is solid, it isn't backed up by his 1.53 WHIP or 10:7 K: BB through 14 1/3 innings. Houser will look for a better result in his next outing Wednesday in San Diego. He is a difficult one to trust against a formidable San Diego lineup.

    Apr 17 · RotoBaller Brewers Adrian Houser
  • Travis Shaw Remains Hot

    Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw went 2-for-5 with a home run, an additional RBI, and an additional run scored in Wednesday's win over the Cubs. Shaw scored Jackie Bradley on an RBI single in the first and later launched his third homer of the season in the third inning off Jake Arrieta. The third baseman has hit safely in five of his last six games, tallying two homers, six RBI, four runs scored and two extra-base hits in that stretch. He's been the offensive MVP for the Brewers thus far and looks to still have a little juice left in the tank. Shaw will likely continue to hit in the middle of the Milwaukee order and has the skills to be productive for fantasy owners.

    Apr 15 · RotoBaller Brewers Travis Shaw
  • Kolten Wong Expected Back Next Week

    Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Kolten Wong (oblique) is expected to return from the 10-day injured list sometime during next week's road trip to the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs, according to manager Craig Counsell. Wong already aggravated his oblique issue once, and this type of injury is notorious for lingering with players. Hopefully, the 30-year-old is fully healed once he returns next week. Known more for his glove work at the keystone, Wong is off to a slow start this season with two hits in 19 at-bats over seven games. He does have a stolen base already, though, and has also walked five times. Wong isn't the best fantasy contributor with the bat, but he can provide some steals and a quality on-base percentage as middle infield depth in deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Daniel Robertson, Jace Peterson and Keston Hiura have all made starts at second base recently with Wong sidelined.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller Brewers Kolten Wong
  • Tyrone Taylor Has Boosted His Stock

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor, who was called up from the alternate training site on Wednesday when Lorenzo Cain landed on the injured list, has impressed the team within the past year. It sounds as if Cain's absence could be at least a week. Taylor has also boosted his stock more than any other position player over the last year with a strong showing at last year's alternate site and when he was promoted last fall. He had an .806 OPS and four extra-base hits in 41 at-bats in the Cactus League. The Brewers have outfield options with Jackie Bradley Jr., Avisail Garcia and Billy McKinney, so Taylor isn't guaranteed to see a ton of at-bats.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller Brewers Tyrone Taylor
  • Corbin Burnes Dominates Cubs Again

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes continued his run of dominant pitching on Wednesday by overwhelming the Chicago Cubs en route to a 7-0 victory. Burnes struck out 10 Cubs over six shutout innings, permitting just two hits and no walks on 81 pitches. He's yet to walk a batter this season in 18 1/3 innings, and his 30 strikeouts make him the first pitcher since 1906 to begin a season with those figures through three games. Burnes now has a 0.49 ERA on the season. Fantasy owners, we are witnessing sheer greatness.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller Brewers Corbin Burnes
  • Omar Narvaez Continues To Be Productive With The Bat

    Milwaukee Brewers catcher Omar Narvaez went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Cubs. He found a way to produce in this one and he's now hit safely in eight of his first 10 contests. The backstop is hitting .414 with a 1.091 OPS through his first 33 plate appearances in 2021. If Narvaez is sitting around on the waiver wire, it may be time to add him if you are in need of a new catcher option.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller Brewers Omar Narvaez
  • Lorenzo Cain Hits The Injured List

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of reports. Cain left Tuesday's loss to the Cubs with left quadriceps discomfort, and he's now been diagnosed with a strain. "The severity [for Cain] is kind of unknown here," said Brewers manager Craig Counsell, "but it's enough for a reason to be cautious and give it some time to heal." Tyrone Taylor was recalled from the alternate training site in a corresponding move, while Jackie Bradley and Billy McKinney should see increased playing time while Cain is unavailable.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller Brewers Lorenzo Cain
  • Christian Yelich To Miss Another Game Wednesday

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich (back) will be out for a third consecutive game Wednesday. Yelich is still experiencing tightness in his back, an ailment that forced him out of Sunday's game. The star slugger is still considered day-to-day, so fantasy managers shouldn't be without his services for too much longer- though more information will be available Thursday after the team evaluates him on their scheduled off day. Avisail Garcia will be in right field with Billy McKinney making his first start in left.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller Brewers Christian Yelich
  • Lorenzo Cain Placed On Injured List With Quad Strain

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain (quad) has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a quadriceps strain. Cain suffered the injury while running out a ground ball in the first inning of Tuesday's game. He stuck around for a few innings before he was lifted in the third inning. The team has already been without Christian Yelich (back) for the past two games so their outfield is looking extremely thin right now. Jackie Bradley Jr. will likely become an everyday player for now and should be the team's leadoff hitter while Cain is out. Billy McKinney, who is starting in left field on Wednesday, should also see an uptick in playing time.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller Brewers Lorenzo Cain
  • Luis Urias Provides Only Offense For Brewers

    Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Luis Urias went 1-for-1 with a two-run home run and three walks Tuesday against the Brewers. Urias provided the Brewers only offense for the day, smacking a two-run home run against Alec Mills in the second inning. Though he has only four hits in 30 at-bats this season, Urias has reached base at a .333 clip thanks to a 23.1 percent walk rate. Urias has also collected an extra-base hit in consecutive games and should have ample playing time to get his bat going more consistently. He's showing good plate discipline and will likely contribute in the ratio departments, just don't expect much in terms of power.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller Brewers Luis Urias
  • Brandon Woodruff Stifles Cubs Again In No Decision

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision. Woodruff faced the Cubs for the second straight start and combined to allow only one earned run across 13 innings with 14 strikeouts and one walk. After a shaky start on Opening Day, Woodruff has produced as expected but will face a challenge in his next start, which is slated to come Monday at San Diego. With Woodruff's outing, the ERA of Brewers starters is 1.94, best in the Majors by a relatively wide margin. He's a fantasy ace, continue to roll out with confidence.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller Brewers Brandon Woodruff
  • Lorenzo Cain Exits Early With Quad Issue

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain (quad) was removed in the top of the third inning due to left quad discomfort, according to Adam McCalvy of Cain appeared to injure himself while running out a ground out in the first inning, and he was seen limping back to the dugout after stepping on the base awkwardly. He remained in the game until the top of the third, when he was replaced defensively by Billy McKinney. Cain had dealt with a quad issue during Spring Training, but that issue was with his right quad instead.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller Brewers Lorenzo Cain
  • Corbin Burnes Looks Even More Dominant In 2021

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes has been remarkable to begin the 2021 season. The 26-year-old has an astonishing 0.74 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings thus far. Once reliant on a straight fastball, Burnes has progressed to the point where he's using four pitches very effectively. "Burnes is dominating with an old-school mix: the sinker, the cutter, and the slider," wrote Matt Kelly of "The cutter and slider work a 1-2 punch away from right-handed hitters," while noting that his old four-seamer had been a weakness, particularly against lefties. "That's where that running two-seamer now fills the void.'' Burnes is drawing early Cy-Young award nominations, and if you drafted him, you have potentially found a fantasy ace for years to come.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller Brewers Corbin Burnes
  • Christian Yelich Remains Out On Tuesday

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich (back) will miss his second straight game on Tuesday as the team takes on Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs. Yelich is dealing with a back injury that caused him to leave Sunday's game early. Brewers manager Craig Counsell is still declaring Yelich day-to-day. With the team having a day game on Wednesday and then being off on Thursday, there's a chance we don't see Yelich again until Friday. Jackie Bradley Jr. is getting his second straight start in left field on Tuesday with Yelich sidelined.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller Brewers Christian Yelich
  • Josh Hader Closes Door On Cubs For First Save

    Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader recorded his first save of the season after tossing a scoreless outing. He recorded a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning. Hader was called upon duty when the Cubs scored two runs off Drew Rasmussen in the top of the ninth. However, he closed the door after recording the final two outs in dominant fashion since he tossed five of his six pitches for strikes. The lefty reliever has yet to allow a run in three appearances this season, striking out six and walking out through 2 2/3 innings this year. He's an elite relief pitcher with massive strikeout ability. There is no reason why Hader shouldn't be one of the top fantasy closers this season.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller Brewers Josh Hader
  • Freddy Peralta Dominant In Win

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta (2-0) gave up one run on two hits and two walks while fanning 10 across six innings in Monday's win over the Cubs. Peralta has looked absolutely dominant in his first two starts of the campaign, allowing just one run while fanning 18 across 11 innings. The fact that he walked just two in this outing was a positive sign as well, as he allowed four free passes in his previous start against Chicago last week. This is looking very much like a breakout season for Peralta. Peralta added a new slider to his arsenal, and it's looking devasting for hitters. If he's still on the waiver wire, pick him up immediately. Peralta is lined up to make his third start of the season at home against the Pirates on April 18.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller Brewers Freddy Peralta
  • Christian Yelich Out Of Monday's Lineup With Back Injury

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich (back) left Sunday's game in the second inning with a back injury. He will not be in the lineup for Monday's game against Adbert Alzolay and the Chicago Cubs. Jackie Bradley Jr. is getting the start in left field and batting fifth in the game. Brewers manager Craig Counsell stated that Yelich was day-to-day. Through nine games this year, Yelich is slashing .333/.459/.367. He's scored eight runs, but he's still searching for his first home run. We'll see if he's able to get back in the lineup on Tuesday.

    Apr 12 · RotoBaller Brewers Christian Yelich
  • Brett Anderson Receives Win Against Cardinals

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brett Anderson (1-1) allowed one run on five hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out one batter and earning a win over St. Louis. It wasn't the most impressive outing for Anderson, but with a 7-1 lead after just two innings, he had some wiggle room to play with. The 33-year-old southpaw managed to give up just one run in the second after loading the bases with one out. After that, only one Cardinal made it beyond first base for the rest of his outing. Anderson will carry a 4.50 ERA into Saturday's home game against the Pirates. Anderson is not a reliable pitcher for fantasy purposes. He lacks the strikeout ability and should be only used when he faces weaker offenses.

    Apr 12 · RotoBaller Brewers Brett Anderson
  • Avisail Garcia Crushes 428 Foot Blast

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Avisail Garcia went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Sunday's 9-3 win against the Cardinals. Garcia launched a 428-foot blast as part of a four-run first inning for the Brewers. After starting the season in a 4-for-22 rut, the veteran outfielder went 3-for-9 with two homers and seven RBI over the last two games. Losing 35 pounds this off-season, Garcia appears primed for a solid year and has been supplanted in the heart of the Brewers order so far this season. He's worth a look in deeper leagues if you are hurting in the outfield.

    Apr 12 · RotoBaller Brewers Avisail Garcia
  • Travis Shaw Suffers Shin Contusion In Sunday's Game

    Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw (shin) was forced to leave Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals after suffering a shin contusion. He went 1-for-2 in the game with a home run, a walk, three RBI and two runs before he was replaced by Daniel Robertson. According to Brewers manager Craig Counsell, Shaw is currently day-to-day with a chance to play in Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs. Shaw is off to a solid start to the year, slashing .308/.357/.577 with two home runs.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller Brewers Travis Shaw
  • Christian Yelich Day-To-Day With Back Soreness

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich (back) was lifted in the second inning of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals with back soreness. According to manager Craig Counsell, Yelich is day-to-day. Yelich had two at-bats in Sunday's game before he exited. He went 1-for-2 and scored a run. He was replaced in the game by Jackie Bradley Jr. Yelich is slashing .333/.459/.367 through nine games this year, but he is still searching for his first home run. He has just one extra-base hit, a double. Hopefully he'll be ready to go for the team's next game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller Brewers Christian Yelich
  • Keston Hiura Breaks Out Of Slump With Home Run

    Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Keston Hiura went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run during Saturday's 9-5 win over the Cardinals. The 24-year-old opened the season 0-for-19 with 10 strikeouts through the first five games of the season, but he's 3-for-9 with a home run, a double, and two strikeouts across the first two games in St. Louis. Hiura may need to continue to hit well to maintain the starting job at the first base following the horrid start. The strikeouts are certainly an issue, but Hiura is still young and developing as a major league hitter. Fantasy owners should remain patient with Hiura, at least for now.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller Brewers Keston Hiura
  • Christian Yelich Collects Two Hits And A Stolen Base

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with three runs, two walks, and a stolen base during Saturday's 9-5 win over the Cardinals. The 29-year-old has yet to find his power stroke in 2021 with one double representing his lone extra-base hit, but he's still providing solid offense overall. Yelich has a .321/.457/.357 slash line with seven runs, one RBI, and two stolen bases through eight games this season. Yelich is showing his versatility early, with the stolen bases.

    Apr 10 · RotoBaller Brewers Christian Yelich
  • Avisail Garcia Carries Offense For Brewers

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Avisail Garcia went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs, five RBI, and a walk during Saturday's 9-5 win over the Cardinals. The 29-year-old was 4-for-22 with zero RBI through his first five appearances of the season, but he was responsible for four of Milwaukee's first five runs Saturday. Garcia should continue to rotate for reps between the center and right field behind Lorenzo Cain and Jackie Bradley. He lost 35 pounds this offseason and appears to be in much better shape. This could boost his fantasy appeal, especially if he starts stealing bases periodically.

    Apr 10 · RotoBaller Brewers Avisail Garcia
  • Adrian Houser Receives Win Against St Louis

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Adrian Houser (1-1) earned the win Saturday at St. Louis after giving up one unearned run on six hits with three strikeouts and four walks over five innings. The right-hander wasn't overly sharp as he threw only 49 of 81 pitches for strikes, but he was able to limit the Cardinals to one unearned run. Houser has given up two runs on 10 hits with a 7:6 K: BB across 10 innings through two starts this season, and he's projected to pitch against the Pirates next weekend. The underlying stats are overly appealing, and Houser likely will be hit or miss in terms of fantasy value all season.

    Apr 10 · RotoBaller Brewers Adrian Houser
  • Kolten Wong Placed On 10-Day IL With Oblique Strain

    Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Kolten Wong (oblique) has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain, the team announced on Saturday. Wong had exited Thursday's game in the seventh inning after re-aggravating his oblique one day after being held out of the lineup with oblique tightness. In a corresponding move, the Brewers selected utility man Jace Peterson from the alternate site, and he will get the start at second base on Saturday and bat seventh against the Cardinals.

    Apr 10 · RotoBaller Brewers Kolten Wong
  • Keston Hiura With Just One Hit Over 23 At-Bats

    Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Keston Hiura is off to a rough start to the 2021 season. Through six games, Hiura has gone 1-for-23 with 11 strikeouts and no walks. He's scored two runs and hasn't recorded an RBI. Strikeouts have been a problem for Hiura since he made his MLB debut in 2019. However, he's been more strikeout-prone than ever so far through 2021. Last year, he had a strikeout rate of 34.6%. This year, he's up to 45.8%. Hiura has significant power upside. He could also help fantasy managers in stolen bases and in batting average. Fantasy managers should stay patient for at least another week or two before seeking alternative options.

    Apr 9 · RotoBaller Brewers Keston Hiura
  • Corbin Burnes Dominant Again In No Decision

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes threw six shutout innings, allowing only one hit while striking out nine in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals. He did not factor in the decision. Another one-hit performance for Burnes, yet the Brewers' offense couldn't provide enough run support for him to earn the win. After allowing a leadoff triple to Tommy Edman in the first inning, the 26-year-old retired 17 of 18 batters. Burnes has an unbelievable 0.74 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings to start the season. He will get a shot at the Cubs' lineup in his next start. He has quickly established himself as a high-quality fantasy pitcher in all league formats, especially in leagues that value strikeouts.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller Brewers Corbin Burnes
  • Kolten Wong Exits Early With Oblique Injury, Could Face IL Stint

    Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Kolten Wong (oblique) left Thursday's game in the seventh inning after reaggravating his oblique, according to Adam McCalvy of Wong was held out of the lineup on Wednesday due to oblique tightness, but he returned late in the game for a pinch-hit appearance. After the game, manager Craig Counsell said, "The injured list is a distinct possibility, but we're not definite on it yet. We're going to see how he feels when he wakes up tomorrow. He still has pretty good strength, which is a good sign." Managers should pay close attention for updates on Wong's status over the next few days, and if he does land on the injured list it could lead to the Brewers calling up Dee Strange-Gordon, who had just signed a minor league deal with Milwaukee on Thursday.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller Brewers Kolten Wong
  • Dee Strange-Gordon Inks Minors Deal With Brewers

    Free agent second baseman Dee Strange-Gordon has signed a minor-league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Strange-Gordon had spent Spring Training with the Cincinnati Reds, slashing .281/.361/.313 with four steals in 12 games before he was granted his release at the end of March. He had a down year in 2020, hitting .200 with a .482 OPS and three steals in 33 games, but he has swiped at least 20 bases in each of the prior six seasons. If he gets called up to Milwaukee this season, he will be worth grabbing off the waiver-wire as a good source of steals.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller Brewers Dee Strange-Gordon
  • Josh Hader Gets Credit For Win Against Cubs

    Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader (2-0) walked one and struck out two over one inning to earn the extra-inning win Wednesday versus the Cubs. Hader pitched a scoreless ninth inning and was in line for the win after Lorenzo Cain's three-run homer put the Brewers ahead in the 10th. J.P. Feyereisen and Brad Boxberger upheld the lead to give Hader the win. The Brewers' primary closer hasn't gotten a save chance yet, but Hader has allowed just one baserunner while striking out five in his two innings of work this year. He's an elite option in all league formats going forward.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller Brewers Josh Hader
  • Lorenzo Cain Plays Hero In Win Against Cubs

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain (oblique) went 2-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBI in Wednesday's 4-2 extra-inning win over the Cubs. Cain opened the scoring in the eighth inning with a solo shot. In the 10th, he regained the lead for the Brewers with a three-run blast. Ultimately, Cain knocked in all of his team's runs from the leadoff position. He missed three games with a minor oblique injury before his productive return Wednesday. The outfielder has two homers, four RBI, and three runs scored through three contests. Cain does have fantasy appeal if he continues to receive regular playing time. With a combination of power and speed, batting atop of the Brewers order, Cain should continue to produce for fantasy owners.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller Brewers Lorenzo Cain
  • Christian Yelich Swipes Bag In Win

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a double, two singles, a walk, and a stolen base in Wednesday's 4-2 extra-inning win over the Cubs. Yelich's steal came in the eighth inning after he got aboard with a single. Avisail Garcia and Travis Shaw struck out against Andrew Chafin, leaving Yelich stranded. The 29-year-old outfielder is up to a .318/.423/.364 slash line with a steal, one RBI, and four runs scored through six games. He's stuck out 11 times in 26 plate appearances. Yelich is showing some signs of breaking out, stay patient as a fantasy owner.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller Brewers Christian Yelich
  • Avisail Garcia Swipes Bag In Win

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Avisail Garcia went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in Wednesday's 4-2 extra-inning win over the Cubs. Garcia hit a single in the sixth inning and stole second base, although he didn't come around to score. The 29-year-old outfielder has gone 4-for-22 (.182) in five games this season, and all four hits have been singles. He's added a steal and one run scored. Garcia, Lorenzo Cain, and Jackie Bradley will continue to compete for a share of playing time between center field and right field. Garcia will get his at-bats, but it remains to be seen if he'll make them productive in 2021 after he posted a .238/.333/.326 slash line with two homers, 15 RBI, 20 runs scored, and one stolen base in 53 games last season.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller Brewers Avisail Garcia