The Brewer power rankings 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.
Jun 15, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcherJonathan Lucroy
(20) hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
This week a new number one and a lot of tough omissions – that’s what happens when looking at a first place team 14 games above .500.
1: Jonathan Lucroy
In addition to his hilarious ad covered here, Lucroy has been stellar, ripping timely home runs and batting .335 with 32 RBIs. Luc already has a 3.6 WAR for the year. The fan favorite is turning into an overall favorite (if he can just get past that evil Cardinal catcher).
2: Carlos Gomez
Gomez slips to number two, but his numbers are still MVP caliber. In addition to hitting .313 with 12 jacks and 38 RBIs, Gomez has swiped 11 stolen bases. Once again, he’s doing everything.
3: Kyle Lohse
In a deep rotation Lohse is still the closest thing to a sure thing for the Brewers. At 8-2 and an ERA less than 3.00 Lohse continues (from last year) to be the most consistent starting pitcher for the team.
4: Khris Davis
It’s the “jump of the week” with Davis now boasting a .261 average (rising fast) with 11 jacks and 31 RBIs. After a slow start Davis has a WAR of 1.6. Compare that to our old friend Norichika Aoki who has a negative WAR so far this season.
5: Wily Peralta
Peralta has struggled lately, but his ERA is still under 3.00 and has left no doubt he will be part of the rotation long-term.
Simply put, the lefties have been amazing.
Two workhorses that are both showing inconsistencies, but continue to pitch deep into games. If there is a likely area of improvement it’s probably from these two, and both will be needed if the Brewers are going to compete for a pennant.
8: Jimmy Nelson
If you blog about the Brewers you have already unleashed your Jimmy Nelson #HotSportsTake, but seriously, enough already, it’s time. How many dingers does Marco Estrada have to give up before he receives a rest?
9: Rickie Weeks
Continues to be a man of mystery – needed to hit against lefties, but now also has trade value. Oh what do to with Rickie Weeks?
10: Not Wei-Chung Wang
There’s my “rankings”, what’s yours? Feel free to comment below and let us know.