|2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Who closes for Milwaukee now that they've traded their entire bullpen?|
(Ankiel66 from Olympia)
|My guess is Tyler Thornburg. (Mike Gianella)|
|2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Matt
At season's end, who has more saves:
Hector Neris, Tyler Thornburg or Dalier Hinojosa?|
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
|Hector Neris is the best pitcher in this group. I can't make myself care at all who compiles the most saves. (Matthew Trueblood)|
|2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)||When Tyler Thornburg releases the baseball, MY shoulder twinges by sheer mental imposition. Is his long-term risk for injury as bad as I assume it is, or are their any redeeming qualities in his delivery?|
(Fred from Milwaukee)
|His risk for shoulder injury is certainly up there, and his poor B&P will likely catch up to him with respect to pitch command. The over-the-top motion can lead to some deceiving stats, because mistimed deliveries tend to miss high or low with minimal lateral variation, and high/low pitches can generate strikes much more easily than those that are inside/outside. In this sense, the fact that the Brewer rotation is full of extreme over-the-top guys is a key ingredient behind their catchers' excellent marks in the framing metrics, since the low pitch is the easiest to get called a strike even when it misses the zone.
Redeeming qualities? Um, he has big torque, so there's that. (Doug Thorburn)
|2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi Mike,
If you were looking to add to your rotation and hold the rights to some young players who would you count on from this short list.
Tyler Thornburg, Eric Johnson (whats the upside on Eric) Eddie Butler, Andrew Heaney?|
(Jim from Tampa)
I don't know if you can really count on prospect pitchers, so that makes this a tough question to answer. I like Heaney better than Butler just because of the park difference (though I think Butler can play with that sinker). Of the four, I like Thornburg best. Johnson's upside for me is as a mid-tier rotation guy, although I could also see him not quite getting there. (Mike Gianella)
|2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Is This Tyler Thornburg for real?
Awful in moniors this year!|
(BStephen from Milw)
|He's living on a run of great command in the majors this year. Homers demolished him a year ago in his MLB callup and at Triple-A this year, but he's allowed just 1 in 66.7 MLB IP. The other skills aren't terribly impressive, so I can't really get behind saying the 2.03 ERA is legitimate. Even at 3.03, I'd expect some movement up. That said, he is a solid prospect who can continue to grow and become a worthwhile asset. (Paul Sporer)|
|2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Jed Bradley and Taylor Jungmann: what gives?|
(Tyler from Indy)
|The good news for Brewers fans: I'll see Tyler Thornburg and Johnny Hellweg this week. The bad news: I don't have a lot of positive on Bradley and Jungmann. I saw Bradley in camp; his stuff was actually slightly better than last season, but it's still very fringe. 88-91 with a little armside life/sink but was up in the zone. The slider has good shape but was soft. Just fringy all around.
I've seen Jungmann a ton, from his college days to a couple times as a pro. Stuff-wise, the biggest plus for Jungmann out of Texas was his fastball. He could sit comfortably at 92-94 with plus life, reaching 95-97 whenever he got into a jam. It looked like a future bat-destroying pitch. The breaking ball was always just okay, and his changeup came and went. Now Jungmann has been more 89-91 in pro ball, and he'll pop a 93 here and there. It looks like a potential back-end starter. He is a competitor who knows how to pitch, and that'll help him, but the stuff has taken a step back, and he hasn't rediscovered his college velocity. (Jason Cole)
|2012-09-12 13:30:00 (link to chat)||What do Arizona and Milwaukee's rotations look like in 2013? (I think we'd all rather have Arizona's problems in that regard)
(captnamerca from Florida)
|As an A's fan I've learned 1) there's no such thing as too much pitching, and 2) when you feel you have too much pitching, it always seems to sort itself out. Arizona is loaded with pitching prospects and I'd guess a rotation of Kennedy, Cahill, Miley, and I'll say Bauer and Corbin, but Skaggs is obviously in the mix too. For Milwaukee I'd venture Gallardo, Fiers, Rogers, Estrada, and then either a free agent or Tyler Thornburg. By Spring Training of next year, the picture will be much clearer. (Paul Singman)|