BREWERS 2016 OFFENSIVE STATS LEADERS
BREWERS 2016 PITCHING LEADERS
On the mound, 23-year old rookie Zach Davies won 11 games, the only pitcher to win in double digits this year. He had a fine 135/38 K:BB ratio over 163.1 innings.
31-year old Junior Guerra broke through in his first full big league season after a colorful career path to lead the starters in ERA at 2.81 and WHIP with a 1.126 mark.
Guerra went 9-3 and allowed just 94 hits in 121.2 innings. Following the season he was voted by the writers covering the team as the club’s top pitcher this past season.
Jeremy Jeffress recorded 27 Saves before going to Texas in the same deal as Lucroy. Tyler Thornburg registered 13 Saves with a 2.15 ERA, allowing just 38 hits in 67 innings with a 90/25 K:BB ratio.
Righty Carlos Torres was also strong out of the Brewers pen. He allowed 65 hits over 82.1 innings with a 78/30 K:BB ratio in a team-high 72 games.
BRAUN STILL PROVIDES THE BRAWN
The best all-around player in a Brewers uniform this season was once again their left fielder, Ryan Braun.
He led the club with a 4.4 WAR mark while hitting for a .305/.365/.538 slash line. Braun provided 30 homers, 91 RBI, 80 runs scored, and 16 steals to the Milwaukee offensive attack.
There have been trade rumors buzzing around the longtime Brewers offensive centerpiece following his productive season. Braun turned 33 years old just last week, and is owed more than $90 million over the next five years.
A hot rumor back at the MLB trade deadline was of a straight-up dealing, with Braun going to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Yasiel Puig. Just two weeks ago, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick quoted an NL scout on whether such a deal could be revived during this Hot Stove season.
“Braun is a very good fit for the Dodgers given how bad they have been against left-handed pitchers,’‘ the scout said per Crasnick.
This will be an interesting situation to watch over the next couple of months. But no matter what uniform he is wearing next season, in 2016 Ryan Braun was the Milwaukee Brewers Player of the Year.