Spring Training is finally over for the Milwaukee Brewers. Before we close the book on March, let’s take a look at how weird some of the stats the Brewers compiled this spring.
While Spring Training games often factor into how rosters are constructed, no one ever remembers spring stats once the regular season start. With that in mind, let’s remember some things that certainly happened during Spring Training!
Who gets the ‘Moonlight Graham’ Award this spring?
Milwaukee Brewers prospect Tucker Neuhaus played one game and had one at-bat. He finished the spring 0-for-1. He also played four innings in the field. That’s not quite one inning in one game over 100 years ago, but it’s not far off.
Who had the oddest pitching stats?
Reliever Jeremy Jeffress finished the spring perfect. Literally perfect. Jeffress worked 8 2/3 innings and posted a 0.00 ERA. He struck out eight, walked three, and allowed four hits.
Quintin Torres-Costa made four appearances, and most of them were rough. Torres-Costa threw 2 1/3 innings, and managed a 15.43 ERA. He struck out three, but was tagged for a pair of homers. He allowed five runs, four earned, in his short time in Brewers camp. To be fair, he did strike out 91 in 66 innings between two levels last year. Not too shabby for a 35th round draft pick.
Who’s the Brewers spring MVP?
Ji-man Choi posted a 1.245 OPS in 54 plate appearances this spring. Choi had as many strikeouts (3) as he did homers (3). He drew 10 walks and drove in 10 runs. He also might have hit his way into a role with the Major League team. Choi traveled to San Diego with the team instead of staying in Arizona. Hmmmmm.
Who had a tough spring at the plate?
Did the trade speculation get to outfielder Domingo Santana? Probably not, but he still posted a .502 OPS in 57 plate appearances. He struck out 25 times…in 57 plate appearances. It’s really good that none of this counts on March 29th.
The Milwaukee Brewers are hours away from setting their roster for the regular season and wiping the slate clean. Let’s never think about Spring Training numbers again, or until next February when spring games start again after the long winter.