Milwaukee Brewers

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Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Yelich is in the middle of a monster June, hitting .455 with six homers and 13 RBI. He and Cody Bellinger will likely duke it out in the MVP race all year long.

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Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Grandal now has 16 home runs and 40 RBI, both of which are second-most in the majors behind Gary Sanchez. Grandal is a must-start catcher and basically a lock to finish as a top-five option at the position.

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Zach Davies allowed five runs on nine hits over 2 2/3rd innings in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out three in the no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Those who owned Zach Davies had been forewarned of impending regression, and it has arrived in full force. His ERA has risen all the way to 3.06, and he has a 5.02 xFIP on the year. Considering his mediorce 5.79 K/9, there's no incentive to holding onto Davies through a rough patch. Owners can feel free to cut him loose in standard leagues. His next start comes Tuesday vs. Seattle.

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Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and three RBI in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Braun's best game of the month, as he Braun was having a quiet June prior to today. He was hitting just .233 with a .579 OPS this month. His best attribute right now might be his premium lineup spot, as Braun has been hitting third behind Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich. He's a decent OF4-5, but is on the roster fringes in three outfielder leagues.

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Mike Moustakas (hand) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Padres. (Source: Sophia Minnaert on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas exited Tuesday's game against the Padres with a left hand contusion after being hit by a pitch, and he'll be held out of the lineup for at least one day. X-rays taken on his hand came back negative, so he should be returning to the field soon. Travis Shaw will man the hot corner on Wednesday in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in the Brewers' 4-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Cain now has a hit in each of his last four starts, but his average has dipped to .249 with a .307 OBP. His .290 BABIP is 51 points lower than his career BABIP, so owners should expect a rebound for Cain. He presents a good buy-low opportunity for owners in need of batting average and steals.

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Brandon Woodruff allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings in the Brewers' 4-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out six while falling to 8-2.

Fantasy Impact: This was a so-so start for Woodruff, who now has a 4.02 ERA but a 3.13 FIP on the year. He's still a must-start pitcher every time out. His next start comes Sunday vs. Cincinnati.

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Jhoulys Chacin allowed two runs on six hits over 4 2/3rd innings in the Brewers' 2-0 loss to the Padres on Monday. He walked three and struck out seven while falling to 3-8.

Fantasy Impact: On first glance one might assume Chacin was on a short pitch count since he was returning from the injured list, but it actually took him 102 pitches to get 14 outs. The seven strikeouts were tied for a season high, but Chacin is still far outside the zone of trust in all formats. His next start comes Saturday vs. Cincinnati.

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Eric Thames went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Thames has really picked his game up in June, hitting .324 with four homers and a .441 ISO. With how well he's hitting, and poor Jesus Aguilar is hitting, Thames has a pretty firm grasp on the first base job in Milwaukee. He's only 4% owned in Yahoo leagues, and could provide a nice power boost for those in need.

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Chase Anderson allowed three runs on five hits over four innings in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Giants on Sunday. He walked four and struck out three in the no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson followed his first quality start of the year with a dud, reminding us exactly who he is on the mound. That would be an inefficient pitcher with underwhelming stuff and control issues. You might get lucky streaming him every once in a while, but most of his starts will look like this one. He'll take the hill next on Friday vs. Cincinnati.

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Josh Hader fired two perfect innings to secure his 17th save in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Giants on Sunday. He struck out three.

Fantasy Impact: The Brewers let Hader run wild in this one, and it paid off as he shut down the Giants to preserve the lead. With a 2.02 ERA and 17.4 K/9, closers don't get much better than Hader.

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Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Aguilar's first home run of June, and he now has five bombs on the year along with a .126 ISO. He has turned out to be one of the biggest busts in fantasy, and is no longer a starter for his own team.

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Jimmy Nelson allowed four runs on five hits over four innings in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Giants on Saturday. He walked three and struck out six in the no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: This start was a little better than his first outing, but it's clear that Nelson has a lot of kinks to work out before he's ready to be a stable producer. Owners in deep leagues could keep Nelson on their bench as a stash, but no one should be starting him right now. His next outing comes Thursday vs. Cincinnati.

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Manny Pina went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Giants on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Pina is now hitting .172 with three home runs and a 67 wRC+ on the year. He is a weak-hitting backup catcher, and therefore has no fantasy value.

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Travis Shaw went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Brewers' 10-8 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Shaw has gotten off to a solid start since returning from the IL, hitting .267 with a .983 OPS. Those numbers are lightyears ahead of where he was prior to his wrist injury. Shaw put up back-to-back 30 homer seasons between 2017-18, so it's worth picking him up if he's still out there on waivers.

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Freddy Peralta allowed six runs on eight hits over four innings in the Brewers' 10-8 loss to the Astros on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out seven while falling to 3-3.

Fantasy Impact: This is vintage Peralta. Following up a good start with a dud, racking up enough strikeouts to make himself interesting, yet still living in unusable territory. Peralta isn't someone that should be relied on in fantasy. His next start comes Monday at San Diego.

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The Brewers have optioned Keston Hiura to Triple-A San Antonio. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This one is a bit of a head scratcher. Hiura was striking out a lot this year but was still batting .281/.333/.531 with five homers in 17 games. Milwaukee is set to get Travis Shaw back from injury but he was struggling mightily before getting hurt. Hiura should be back with the Brew Crew before long, and fantasy owners should do their best to hang on to him.

Category: Transactions


Orlando Arcia went 2-for-6 with a pair of two-run homers in the Brewers' 12-10 win over the Pirates on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Arcia started his June off with a bang, and with this two-homer effort has now more than doubled his 2018 home run output in 148 fewer PA. Continued power production seems unlikely, as Arcia has just a 29% FB rate, an 86 MPH average exit velocity, and a .363 xSLG. He's only useful in deep formats, and owners should try and sell high on him in those types of leagues.

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The Brewers are placing Gio Gonzalez on the 10-day injured list with dead arm. (Source: Adam McCalvy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez isn't experiencing any pain, so it's possible this is related to his late signing. The 33-year-old has posted a solid 3.19 ERA through six starts this year.

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Ben Gamel went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in the Brewers' 9-2 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: This was a rare opportunity to start and lead off for Gamel, and he sure took advantage of it. He doubled his overall home run total from two to four and raised his OPS to .802. Unfortunately, there isn't much room for playing time with the Brewers' current outfield setup, but Ryan Braun has been notoriously injury-prone throughout his career. All it would take is a little back stiffness from Braun for Gamel to get more playing time. For now, he has marginal value in NL-only leagues.

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