Milwaukee Brewers: Scooter Gennett Gets Another Chance


To say that Scooter Gennett‘s start to 2015 was slow would be a gigantic understatement. Before the season started, I projected Gennett to be an all-star at a weaker National League second base position but he quickly faltered.

Through his first 21 games, Gennett batted just .154 with only 10 hits and one home run. In a year were he wasn’t going to be platooned, he became hard to write into the everyday lineup. But with no one else stepping up at the position, he will get another chance starting Thursday. Here is a look at how his time in AAA has gone.

More from Brewers News

Upon his demotion to Colorado Springs, Gennett was much improved. Through 21 AAA games, Gennett greatly turned things around. While numbers are inflated in the Pacific Coast League, especially at Colorado Springs, Gennett looked much more like the hitter he showed in 2014 than the one he looked like at the start of this year. In his time their he hit .307 with two home runs and a .840 OPS. In these numbers included several three hit games, including a three for five game in his last game with four RBI’s.

To make room for Gennett, the Brewers have sent reliever David Goforth back to AAA. The major reason this move was also made was that reliever Will Smith will also be returning to the active roster starting tonight. Though Goforth didn’t get many chances in Milwaukee, he did nothing to hurt his chances of a return later in the season. In four appearances (2.1 innings) allowed just one hit and zero runs. Once viewed as a future closer, I still see Goforth as a big piece in future Brewers’ bullpens.

With plenty of depth in the middle of the infield it will be crucial that Gennett shows that he has made adjustments and ready to show his slow start was a fluke. When platooning with Rickie Weeks, Gennett flashed plenty of potential and with no second baseman ready to step up it is time for him to again show he can produce on a daily basis.

Next: Scooter Gennett's Foggy Future