Brewers’ Power Rankings: Dingers Edition
Apr 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielderCarlos Gomez
(27) during the game against the San Diego Padres at Miller Park. The Padres won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
The Brewer power ranking is a composite score that considers on the field as well as off the field activities. Do we really need a Brewer player power ranking? Of course we do.
1: Carlos Gomez
With a WAR already of 1.8 Gomez has led the Crew to a commanding lead in the Central. Yes, he may be suspended for a couple of haymakers, but remember: lead off dingers. Never forget about lead off dingers.
Mr. Reynolds is doing everything right now: walk off winning hits, filling in at third base and dingers.
3: Wily Peralta
No longer can we group Peralta just as “one of the great starters”, no. At 4-2 with a 2.17 ERA, Wily has stepped up as one of the more consistent throwers on the team.
Stats: 20 Innings, 1 run, 26 strike outs, 4 walks, ERA of 0.45 and record of 1-0.
5: Ryan Braun
Brewers get their leader back soon.
Lucroy hitting .304 is the reigning “quietly doing his job guy” winner again.
7: Will Smith, Tyler Thornburg and Zach Duke
The pen is still king, this three have combined for 58 innings and only 10 runs.
A bit of a free fall in the rankings, a dip was expected. Let’s see if he can power through May.
9: Kyle Lohse
With all the hype around Garza and Gallardo’s hot start it’s easy to forget Lohse may still be the Brewers’ “ace” with a 4-1 record, ERA under 3.00 and leader in strike outs with 44.
10: Rickie Weeks
Pros: Meaningful hits and a .318 average Cons: Unwilling to move positions, no home runs and large dollars owed on last year of contact Verdict: Dump him if possible WHY? No dingers.
There’s my “rankings”, what’s yours? Feel free to comment below and let us know.