The 2017 baseball season is in full swing and the Milwaukee Brewers are playing above .500 for the first time since 2014. So, life is good? This is the week that was April 10th to April 16th.
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies may have an ERA over 8.00, but he has shown improved control in his first few starts of the 2017 season.
How useful is Hernan Perez? The Brewers utility man has defensive abilities that few at the Major League level can match, and he holds his own at the plate.
The Milwaukee Brewers dealt reliever Damien Magnifico for an International Signing slot, and acquired righty reliever Oliver Drake and his ridiculous splitter.
Both Chase Anderson and Wily Peralta have shown great improvement in the early going. Peralta is already 3-0 with a 2.65 ERA in 17 innings pitched, while Anderson is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA and only one home run allowed in 13 innings of work.
Any concerns over Brewers first baseman/outfielder Eric Thames have turned out to be completely unfounded. Thames already has six home runs and 11 RBIs in 11 games played. His 1.376 OPS also leads the team. Thames may turn out to be the biggest bargain of the off-season.
Brewers right fielder Domingo Santana also appears to be breaking out. The 24-year old outfielder started slowly, but currently owns a .856 OPS with two homers and a stolen base in 12 games played.
Shortstop Oswaldo Arcia has been a revelation in the field, but still can’t find his groove at the plate. It’s clear that the team, and the fans, need to be patient with the young shortstop.
What’s On Tap For The Milwaukee Brewers?
The Brew Crew will start the week with a three game set against the Cubs in Chicago, and then return home for a four game set against the St. Louis Cardinals. What do you think the next week has in store for the Milwaukee Brewers? Let us know in the comments section below!