May 25, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcherJonathan Lucroy
(20) connects for an RBI double during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-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.
After several weeks in the top ten, including consecutive number one appearances, Yovani Gallardo has dropped out of the rankings. The good thing about dropping out is the comeback and inevitable return to the rankings.
1: Carlos Gomez
Gomez leads the way with a batting average of .321 and 10 jacks, good for 2.7 WAR. Good for number one, for now. The rest of his “up the middle” teammates are catching up.
2: Jonathan Lucroy
Catcher? First Base? Put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today. (Sorry if that is now stuck in your head.) Lucroy is hitting .330 and already has a 2.4 WAR.
3: Kyle Lohse
With a record of 6-1 and an ERA of 2.92 (not too mention 1.2 WAR) Lohse should get serious All-Star consideration.
4: Wily Peralta
Hi everyone, my name is Wily. I have an ERA of 2.12, an early-season WAR of 1.5 and do not get a lot of run support. [Hi Wily]
5: Will Smith
Middle reliever already has a 1.1 WAR to go along with his ERA of 0.40. Enough said.
6: Zach Duke
Duke gets recognized this week: Over 20 innings and an ERA of 1.33 along with a 3-0 record.
His batting average is .208, but he has 11 jacks and plays third base. Just keep saying 11 jacks and plays third base, 11 jacks and plays third base… Bonus: Reynolds has a positive .8 WAR compared to last year’s negative WAR at first base, so there’s that.
8: Ryan Braun
The team can win without him, but often appears to be the glue for this team.
9: Rickie Weeks
Weeks has a batting average of .300. If I was a betting man I would have lost everything.
10: Khris Davis
With an average of .244 to go along with 7 jacks and 17 runs batted in, Davis needs to keep battling. Hopefully this adds some positive karma.
There’s my “rankings”, what’s yours? Feel free to comment below and let us know.