Brewers collided from the postseason earlier this week and lost the Division Series against the Braves. David Stearns, head of baseball operations at Milwaukee, met with the media ( Athletic Summon When Adam McCalvy on MLB.com) This afternoon, we’ll review the 2021 campaign and discuss the club’s upcoming off-season.
Keston Hiura A mild surgery on the right elbow is performed, according to Stearns, but there are no signs that the problem could affect spring training preparation. Hiura, the first baseman in the opening round of Milwaukee, struggled throughout the season. He got off to a terrifying start, hitting 32 of his first 89 at-bats on the way to the .152 / .247 / .266 line until early May. At that point, Brewers chose Hiura for Triple A Nashville. Hiura often hit minors, but was still less successful in pitching in the big leagues. With the advent of 108 MLB plates since his first demotion, he continued to fall to the .181 / .264 / .330 mark.
At this time, Brew Crew cannot enter 2022 in the hope that Hiura will play a daily role. Still, he’s a former top 10 pick not far from the huge .303 / .368 / .570 appearing as a rookie in 2019. Milwaukee certainly doesn’t want to give up Hiura altogether, so Stearns came up with an idea about getting him to work in the outfield next season. Hiura plays only 1st and 2nd bases professionally (except for the 3 1/3 inning stint in this year’s left fielder), but proves that 25-1 year olds can cover the grass on a regular basis. increase.
Christian Yelich It’s okay to get a daily rep, but he’s also looking to regain 2019 levels of performance. Previous MVP numbers have been around the league average (.234 / .360 / .392) over the past few seasons. It’s an amazing drop-off, and it’s certainly not what Sterns and the front office had in mind when inking Yelich. expansion In the off-season of 2019-20, he paid him $ 188.5 million in new money.
Between Yelich’s previous admiration and the organization’s enormous financial commitment to him, it’s no wonder Stearns gets his 29-year-old back on track as an important focus this winter. Yelich’s strikeouts, walks and hard contact rates are all stable or better, but his output has disappeared as his percentage of groundball jumped from 43.2% in 2019 to 54.8% this season. Sterns frankly admitted that the organization had not yet diagnosed the root cause of Yelich’s poor performance, but he was optimistic about the possibility of a turnaround, saying that Yelich was not hindered by health problems. Stated.
Stearns’ own status in the franchise has been a hot topic in recent weeks.Mets reportedly be interested As part of finding a new president for the baseball business, I talked to someone from Manhattan. Sterns, who landed in Flushing, didn’t seem particularly likely, as he had a deal with Brewers, mostly until the end of next season. Therefore, Millwalky owner Mark Atanasio must allow Mets to interview Stearns. Attanasio responded fairly shyly to last month’s rumors, but isn’t sure if he will.Via Sports Illustrated) He said StearnsGreat executive. … he also has a contract with us.. “
It didn’t sound like someone longing to leave Milwaukee, but on his side, Stearns distracted primarily from his future. “”Besides saying I’m happy here, I think I’ll move away from the media and external speculation. My family is happy here.And here is the work to do“Sterns told reporters today when asked about the possibility of jumping to the Big Apple.
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Brewers Note: Hiura, Yelich, Stearns
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