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Villar to play second for Brewers, eyes big season

After playing only 14 games at second base in his brief major league career, Jonathan Villar better get used to it. He will man the position for the Milwaukee Brewers moving forward.

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6dBradford Doolittle

Players with something to prove: Keon Broxton

The 26-year-old figures to begin the season as Milwaukee's everyday center fielder and offers intriguing multi-tool potential if he can cut down on an alarming strikeout rate from last year.

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13dJim Bowden

Final offseason grades for all 30 teams

A mega-deal involving an ace? Both teams get an A. Whiff badly as one AL Central team did? That's an F. Here's our hot stove report card for 2017.

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14dKeith Law

Milwaukee Brewers: Top prospects report

Few franchises have done as well as the Brewers have in restocking their farm system, with 2016 first-rounder Corey Ray leading the charge.

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Marcos Diplan could defy expectations

Despite his small stature and modest frame, Diplan isn't far off from having the stuff and command to project as a starter in the long term, Keith Law writes. Top sleeper prospects (Insider)

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19dBradford Doolittle

The state of baseball's worst teams

From the usual suspects to a recent world champion, the 2017 season likely isn't about contention for these struggling squads. Which are on their way to brighter days?

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20dKeith Law

NL Central team-by-team top prospects

The Pirates and the Brewers have star prospects, the Reds have depth, the Cards always find gems and the Cubs still have talent. When it comes to farm systems, this division is baseball's best.

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21dKeith Law

2017 prospect rankings: 40-21

The players in this group, including nine outfielders and the son of a former major leaguer, may not be in the top tier, but boast major potential.

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Matt Garza has much to prove this year

Garza has a $13 million vesting option for 2018 that he's going to meet, so he needs to pitch well to drum up any interest from other clubs, David Schoenfield writes. MLB players motivated for next contract

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25dKeith Law

Farm system rankings: The top 10

The Yankees have no weaknesses, the Padres have upside, and the Pirates return their top five from '16, but one system retains its title as MLB's best.

Isan Diaz makes Law's top 60 prospects

Diaz is already showing on-base skills and power at a young age, and it will take only marginal growth to make him a big league regular, with the potential for more if he improves his swing choices as he moves up, Keith Law writes. 2017 prospect rankings: 60-41 (Insider)

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Brewers, Chamberlain reach minor league deal

Right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain agreed to a minor league contract with the Brewers that includes an invitation to Milwaukee's big league camp.

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Four Brewers among Law's Top 80

Where do Milwaukee prospects Luis Ortiz (RHP), Josh Hader (LHP), Lucas Erceg (3B) and Trent Clark (OF) rank on Keith Law's list? 2017 prospect rankings (Insider)

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Woodruff makes Law's Top 100

Brandon Woodruff was one of the minors' biggest breakout guys in 2016, starting out as a high-A repeater but ending up the Brewers' pitcher of the year after dominating the Double-A Southern League all summer. How does the lefty fare in Keith Law's prospect rankings? 2017 prospect rankings (Insider)

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WAR, what is it good for?

Sam Miller notes Trevor Hoffman's WAR was better than Hall of Fame closers Bruce Sutter or Rollie Fingers. Yet Hoffman fell short of election this year again. Debate over WAR

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Brewers invite five to major league camp

OF Corey Ray, the team's first-round pick (No.5 overall) in the 2016 draft, headlines the group, which also includes right-handers David Goforth and Aaron Wilkerson and catchers Jacob Nottingham and Dustin Houle.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs671Tied-25th
Batting Average.24427th
On Base Percentage.32212th
Slugging Percentage.40720th
Earned Run Average4.0813th
Quality Starts62Tied-27th
WHIP1.3823rd
BAA.26324th

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