FanSided partner and awesome video game blog App Trigger simulated the 2017 baseball season on MLB The Show 17. How did it turn out for the Milwaukee Brewers? Sadly, the result was fairly predictable.
Sony has just released the latest version of MLB The Show, and AppTrigger’s Daniel George simulated the season, and gave the results a detailed write up.
What did the PS4 have to say about the Milwaukee Brewers’ chances? The good news is that they avoided a 100-loss season. The bad news is that they lost 94 games, but for the reasons you might think.
The Brewers’ highly suspect rotation managed to hold it together reasonably well with Junior Guerra, Zach Davies, and Jimmy Nelson averaging a 3.04 ERA between them. Honestly, if this happens in real life the Brewers will likely be a solid pick to make the Wild Card. Sadly, George didn’t include Tim Dillard’s season numbers, and he also didn’t mention when Corey Knebel assumed the closer’s role, or when Matt Garza would walk away and Josh Hader and his glorious mane would ascend to the Major League roster.
The real surprise here was the Brewers offense. Jonathan Villar did well in the simulated 2017 season with a .272/.347/.455 slash line, 84 runs scored, and 57 stolen bases. Everyone reading that should be nodding their head and saying, “Yeah, sounds about right.”
The shocker here is the general power outage that the MLB The Show 17 Milwaukee Brewers suffered. Not a single simulated Brewer hit 20 home runs. Domingo Santana came the closest with 19. Travis Shaw apparently walked 68 times in the simulated season, but didn’t crack the 20-homer plateau.
The 2017 Brewers may not be the second coming of the ’27 Yankees, but they’re going to be exciting. All three outfielders have the potential to hit more than 20 homers. Travis Shaw will likely see the lineup about 150 times this season, and he flashed impressive power last season in Boston. He only hit 16 homers, but he has a .190 ISO in over 200 games at the Major League level, and seems like a mortal lock to bash 20 home runs this season.
The Brewers will likely lose more than they win this year, but to think that they’ll manage to play 162 games without someone cracking 20 home runs this year. They’ll be hard to watch at times, but the offense has the potential to be a representative Major League offense. The pitching is a work in progress and that’s more likely to be the cause of their struggles.
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