Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers

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In a recent radio interview Ryan Braun said he would be open to moving back to the infield at some point. (Source: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Interestingly, Braun said "as long as they don't want to put me back at third". Third base would probably make the most sense for Braun, though he did say he would be open to first base. Braun also mentioned shortstop, but that seems unlikely. He'll probably remain in the outfield for now. The 33-year-old posted a .823 OPS in 104 games in 2017.


Eric Thames went 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored Sunday against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice end to an up and down season for Thames, who had two months with an AVG above .320, and two with an AVG below .175. He'll finish the season with a .247 AVG and 31 home runs in 547 PAs.

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Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and 3 RBIs Sunday against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Aguilar was effective in limited playing time in 2017, with a .265/.331/.505 slash line and 16 home runs in 311 PAs. He'll likely serve a similar role for Milwaukee in 2018 barring any transactions.

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Aaron Wilkerson pitched seven innings of one run ball Sunday against the Cardinals. He allowed two hits, zero walks, and struck out five for his first career win.

Fantasy Impact: The 28 year old rookie made the start in place of Zach Davies, and was perfect through five innings before a Jose Martinez single in the sixth. Wilkerson made two starts for the Brewers in September, and could certainly compete for a spot in the rotation in 2018.

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Orlando Arcia hit three singles in four at-bats on Saturday during the Brewers' 7-6 loss to the Cardinals. He added a RBI sac fly to his final stat line.

Fantasy Impact: Arcia raised his season average up to .277 with his three-hit effort on Saturday. He has hit 15 home runs with 14 steals in the first full season in the majors for the 23-year-old shortstop.

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Domingo Santana went 3-for-5 including a two-run homer during the Brewers' 7-6 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Santana's long ball was this 30th of the season to go along with 85 RBIs. Unfortunately, the Brewers' loss knocked them out of playoff contention. The Brewers will close out the season on Sunday against the Cardinals. Santana will be a mainstay in the Brewers' lineup next season and a likely a mid-round fantasy pick.

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Neil Walker started at 1B on Thursday and went 2-for-3 with a double, single, walk and a run scored in the Brewers' 4-3 victory over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Batting second most days, Walker has walked 18 times in September leading to a .419 OBP and 14 runs scored. He has also contributed three homers and seven RBIs as the Brewers continue to make a push for a playoff spot. Walker and the Brewers will travel to St. Louis for a three-game series to close out the regular season.

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Brett Phillips went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Wednesday in the Brewers' win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips double proved to be the difference in the one run game, and Phillips has continued to deliver big plays for the Brewers during the September playoff race. Phillips will certainly be in the mix for playing time in center field in 2018.

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Brent Suter allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings Wednesday against the Cardinals. He struck out four and walked one in a no decision.

Fantasy Impact: Suter has been a solid yet unspectacular streaming option down the stretch, and today's start exemplifies Suter's median outcome. He finishes the regular season with a 3-2 record, 3.42 ERA, and 7.05 K/9.

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Corey Knebel pitched a perfect ninth inning Wednesday against the Reds, striking out two batters to pick up his 39th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Nothing more can be asked of Knebel, who has emerged as a high end fantasy closer in 2017. Knebel will carry a 1.56 ERA and 14.88 K/9 into the final series of the season against the Cardinals.

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Brandon Woodruff (2-3) couldn't make it out of the third inning on Wednesday giving up six runs in 2 1/3 innings on six hits to the Reds. He walked one and gave up two home runs without recording a strikeout in the 6-0 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Woodruff concludes the season with a 4.81 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and a 6.7 K/9 rate in eight starts. He filled in admirably for the injured Brewers' pitching staff down the stretch and will be considered for a spot in the rotation next season.

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Travis Shaw went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk during the Brewers' 6-0 loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Shaw was one of only a few Brewers to reach base against Homer Bailey on Wednesday as they got shutout for the second time in three games. Shaw is batting just .227 in September but has contributed four home runs and 16 RBIs in 24 games. He will need to close out the season strong if the Brewers are going to make a final push towards the playoffs.

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With the Brewers fighting for a playoff spot, Zach Davies was pulled after just four innings on Tuesday after allowing three runs on six hits. He walked two and failed to record a strikeout in the eventual 7-6 win for the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Davies is slated to start the Brewers' season finale against the Cardinals in St. Louis where a victory may be needed to get into the playoffs. Davies has a 2.50 ERA on the road this season.

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Stephen Vogt went 3-for-4 at the plate on Tuesday with three doubles and two runs during the Brewers' 7-6 victory over the Reds to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Fantasy Impact: Vogt has 15 doubles on the season to go along with 11 home runs in 95 games played. In 41 games with the Brewers, he is batting .257 with seven homers and 17 RBIs. He will split time behind the plate with Manny Pina over the final week.

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Keon Broxton went 1-for-3 Sunday against the Cubs, picking up his 20th stolen base of the year to secure a 20-20 season.

Fantasy Impact: Broxton was able to achieve this season despite limited playing time, a .222 AVG, and a 37.5% K rate. His power and speed combination gives him value in Roto leagues, but he has obvious limitations that cap his upside.

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Chase Anderson pitched 6.1 innings Sunday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out eight and walking one.

Fantasy Impact: The offense let provided no support for Anderson, who'll see his record drop to 11-4. Anderson will carry his 2.81 ERA into his final start of the regular season Friday against the Cardinals.

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Manny Pina went 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs and a run scored Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It was another nice day for Pina, who has been a serviceable catcher in mixed leagues all season, with a .281 AVG and nine home runs in 351 PAs.

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Jeremy Jeffress got his first career major league start Friday, pitching two innings of two-run ball against the Marlins. He allowed four hits while striking out zero and walking zero for a no decision.

Fantasy Impact: This was a bullpen game for the Brewers, who used eight pitchers total in the game. Even if Jeffress gets another start he won't pitch deep enough to make an impact.

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Jimmy Nelson will undergo shoulder surgery next week Tuesday for the partially torn labrum in his right shoulder. (Source: Tom Haudricourt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: More will be known about his recovery time frame once the surgery is completed. Nelson's status for the beginning of 2018 is in question.

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Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI Wednesday against the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice game for Perez, but he has seen irregular playing time, and with September roster expansion he will probably won't see enough playing time to have an impact down the stretch.

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