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.
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.