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  • Joey Wiemer Could Make Opening Day Roster

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Joey Wiemer has a chance at making the Opening Day roster, according to manager Craig Counsell. The right-handed slugger has held his own during his time in camp this spring. He's hitting .250 with two home runs, three RBI, and two stolen bases so far in Cactus League action. Counsell mentioned the team has uncertainty in the outfield, which means Wiemer has a shot at earning a spot on the roster. Last season, Wiemer hit .256/.336/.465 with 21 homers, 77 RBI, and 31 stolen bases between Double-A and Triple-A. The 24-year-old has promising upside, so fantasy managers should keep an eye on him throughout camp.

    Mar 18 · Source via Brewers Joey Wiemer prospects
  • Luke Voit Pushes Back Opt-Out Date

    First-baseman/designated hitter Luke Voit has pushed back the opt-out date on his minor league deal with the Brewers until Friday, Adam McCalvy of reports. Voit told reporters he likes the fit with Milwaukee, and that the team likes him, but they are trying to maintain maximum 40-man roster flexibility going into the season. Voit…

    Mar 18 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Keston Hiura Rowdy Tellez Luke Voit Jesse Winker
  • The Brewers' Keston Hiura Dilemma

    Not long ago, the future looked bright for Keston Hiura and the Brewers. The former No. 9 overall draft pick (2017) had been a universally lauded top-25 prospect in the sport due to a high-probability hit tool that overshadowed concerns about his glovework. He breezed through the minors, torching opponents in Rookie ball, Class-A, High-A,…

    Mar 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Keston Hiura
  • Justin Wilson "Progressing Nicely"

    Milwaukee Brewers relieverJustin Wilson(elbow) is making healthy strides in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. He recently began a flat-ground throwing program and aims to return after the All-Star break. Wilson signed with the Brewers over the offseason on a one-year, $10 million deal. It was a puzzling move, considering that Wilson will only be available for the second half. The 35-year-old was diagnosed with elbow soreness last April but was then transferred to the 60-day IL since the injury appeared to be more of a concern. He pitched just five games for the Cincinnati Reds and posted a 2.45 ERA along with seven strikeouts. The Brewers are hoping that Wilson continues to progress well in hopes of reinstating him by midseason.

    Mar 15 · Source via Brewers Justin Wilson
  • Aaron Ashby Hoping To Return In Mid-May

    Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Aaron Ashby (shoulder) is taking it slow after suffering a left shoulder injury that required a platelet-rich plasma injection, and he is hoping to make his season debut in mid-May. "It's a shoulder impingement, labral tear. That sounds really bad but everyone has these; it's just kind of how it affects you," Ashby said. The 24-year-old southpaw was able to play catch on flat ground on Wednesday in camp at a distance of around 75 feet. He went 2-10 last year with a 4.44 ERA, but he struck out 126 hitters in 107 1/3 innings and has plenty of long-term strikeout upside for fantasy managers. Ashby is stash-worthy in NL-only leagues, but you can probably leave him to the waiver wire in mixed leagues to begin the 2023 season.

    Mar 15 · Source via Brewers Aaron Ashby
  • Garrett Mitchell's Return Pushed Back

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Garrett Mitchell (hamstring) reported tightness in his right hamstring during the March 9 Cactus League game against the San Francisco Giants, and the Brewers thought he might return to spring action during the weekend of March 18-19. However, now they are aiming for Mitchell to return around March 21. Manager Craig Counsell still thinks there will be enough time for Mitchell to get the at-bats he needs to feel ready for Opening Day. The 24-year-old will be given every chance to secure the team's regular center field job in 2023 after he hit .311 with two homers and eight stolen bases in 28 games in his major-league debut last year.

    Mar 15 · Source via Brewers Garrett Mitchell
  • Brandon Woodruff Has Been Sharp In Cactus League

    Unsurprisingly, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff has been sharp so far this spring, allowing only two hits and an unearned run while walking none and striking out six in five Cactus League innings over two starts so far. The 30-year-old struck out four batters over three innings in his last start last Friday. He's expected to make his first start of the 2023 season in the second game on April 1 against the Chicago Cubs. It's clear that the right-hander is a fantasy ace, and managers should consider him a top-10 fantasy starter. The two-time All-Star has a 2.79 ERA (3.01 FIP), 1.01 WHIP and 401 strikeouts in 332 2/3 innings over 57 starts the last two years for the Brew Crew.

    Mar 14 · Source via Brewers Brandon Woodruff
  • Mike Brosseau Continues Red-Hot Spring Monday

    Milwaukee Brewers infielder Mike Brosseau continued a red-hot spring on Monday, collecting three hits along with two runs scored and a pair of RBI in a Cactus League contest against the Cincinnati Reds. The 28-year-old is now hitting .474 with four home runs and a 1.776 OPS across 19 spring at-bats to this point. The righty-swinging Brosseau has largely been on the weak end of a platoon in his career and owns a lifetime .209 isolated power and an .823 OPS versus left-handed pitching versus a .149 ISO and .651 OPS against right-handed pitchers. He got into 70 games with the Brewers last season, hitting .255 with six homers and a .762 OPS with 105 of his 160 plate appearances coming against southpaws. Brosseau should see time across the infield in 2023 but doesn't get nearly enough playing time to warrant fantasy consideration as anything more than a potential streaming option in the right matchups.

    Mar 13 · Source via Brewers Michael Brosseau
  • Sal Frelick Punches Italy's Ticket To WBC Quarterfinal

    Milwaukee Brewers outfield prospect Sal Frelick recorded a three-hit game as Italy beat the Netherlands 7-1 on Sunday to advance to the World Baseball Classic quarterfinals. The 30th-ranked overall prospect per MLB Pipeline, Frelick also recorded two RBI and scored a run in the winning effort. The 22-year-old outfielder is hitting .389 with a .977 OPS for the tournament and is putting himself in line for an MLB promotion in 2023, if he wasn't already. Frelick raked to the tune of a .365 average with four home runs, nine stolen bases and a .943 OPS across 46 games at Triple-A in 2022, his third minor-league stop of the season. With Tyrone Taylor to begin the season on the injured list and Garrett Mitchell dealing with a hamstring issue, Frelick's MLB debut could come sooner than later in 2023.

    Mar 13 · Source via Brewers Sal Frelick prospects
  • Garrett Mitchell "Doing Good"

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Garrett Mitchell (hamstring) is "doing good," according to manager Craig Counsell. The skipper also said that Mitchell would probably hit a little on Saturday and be back in the Cactus League lineup in around a week's time. Mitchell was removed from the game on Thursday with right hamstring tightness, but it doesn't appear that the injury will put him in danger of missing Opening Day later this month. The 24-year-old is being given every opportunity to be the team's regular center fielder in 2023 after the former first-rounder hit .311 with two home runs, nine RBI, nine runs scored and eight stolen bases in a small sample size of 28 games in his first taste of the big leagues last year. Mitchell is a very intriguing young player.

    Mar 11 · Source via Brewers Garrett Mitchell
  • Garrett Mitchell Dealing With Hamstring Tightness

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Garrett Mitchell (hamstring) was removed from Thursday's Cactus League game against the San Francisco Giants "for precautionary reasons with right hamstring tightness." There are no plans for Mitchell to undergo an MRI exam, though, and he's being listed as day-to-day. "I don't think you'll see him for a couple of days. I think we'll know tomorrow what's going on for sure, but at this point it doesn't look like that big of a deal. I can give you a better answer tomorrow, but that's what we're thinking/hoping," manager Craig Counsell said. It sounds as though the 24-year-old will be fine for Opening Day. Mitchell hit .311 in his first 28 big-league games in 2022, but he also struck out 28 times in 68 plate appearances. He will be given every chance to be Milwaukee's regular center fielder this year.

    Mar 10 · Source via Brewers Garrett Mitchell
  • Josh VanMeter Scratched With Leg Tendinitis

    Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Josh VanMeter (leg) was scratched from the Cactus League lineup on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants due to lower left leg tendinitis. In his place, Andruw Monasterio will start at the keystone and hit eighth against Giants right-hander Sean Hjelle. The 27-year-old VanMeter is in spring training with the Brew Crew this year as a non-roster invitee. His injury doesn't sound very serious, so there's a chance he won't be forced to miss much Cactus League action at all. In four major-league seasons, VanMeter has a .206/.293/.347 slash line with a .640 OPS, 19 home runs, 79 RBI, 83 runs scored and 17 stolen bases in 300 games. He's off the fantasy radar, even if he wins an Opening Day roster spot with Milwaukee.

    Mar 9 · Source via Brewers Josh VanMeter
  • Brewers Notes: Voit, Sanchez, Miley

    Luke Voit has been a member of the Brewers organization for just a few weeks. The former home run leader signed a minor league deal a couple weeks ago, getting an opportunity to audition for a roster spot early in Spring Training. The Brewers will have to make that call relatively early into exhibition play.…

    Mar 9 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Wade Miley Gary Sanchez Luke Voit
  • Garrett Mitchell Hits Third Homer Of Spring Tuesday

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Garrett Mitchell continued to flash surprising power this spring in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the White Sox. The 24-year-old went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his third of the spring. He has gotten off to a strong start this spring, batting .353 in 17 at-bats. Mitchell is set to serve as the center fielder for the Brewers in 2023 after slashing .311/.373/.459 with two HR and eight stolen bases in 68 plate appearances in his debut in 2022. While he is an intriguing fantasy option and does possess a good deal of speed, Mitchell has never hit for much power. It also should not be expected that he will be able to hit for such a high average over the course of his first full season. However, he is well worth a look with a current average draft position of 307.

    Mar 8 · Source via Brewers Garrett Mitchell
  • Corbin Burnes Not Sharp Tuesday

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes had a poor showing in his second spring training start as the White Sox beat the Brewers 5-2. The ace pitched 3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk with no strikeouts. He has only pitched 5 1/3 innings this spring, but Burnes has a 6.75 ERA to this point. Fantasy managers shouldn't worry, as he should still be a top fantasy pitching option after going 12-8 with a 2.94 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 30.5% strikeout rate in 202 IP in 2022.

    Mar 8 · Source via Brewers Corbin Burnes
  • Tyler Naquin Back In Cactus League Lineup

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Tyler Naquin (shoulder) is back in the Cactus League lineup on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox and right-handed starter Lance Lynn, starting in right field and batting fifth in the order. Naquin has missed a couple of games while dealing with minor shoulder discomfort, but he'll be back in the fold Tuesday. The 31-year-old has only played in three spring games to this point and has gone 2-for-8 with two doubles, one RBI and three strikeouts in nine plate appearances. He's hoping to win an Opening Day roster spot with Milwaukee after hitting a combined .229/.282/.423 with a .705 OPS, 11 home runs, 46 RBI, 47 runs scored and four stolen bases in 105 games with the Reds and Mets in 2022. If he makes the Brewers roster, he'll have limited playing time against right-handers.

    Mar 7 · Source via Brewers Tyler Naquin
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