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Milwaukee Brewers’ First-Half Report Card

The Brewers' First-Half Report Card

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The Milwaukee Brewers had a great first half. They were so good that they had three players in the starting lineup of the All-Star game. They are in first place in a very competitive National League Central. They have been hitting on all cylinders since April. They are sure to get good grades in most categories.

Offense

Milwaukee Brewers Offense
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Offense

Milwaukee Brewers Offense
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The Brewers' offense has been awesome. They rank second in runs scored, second in home runs and third in batting average. If it wasn't for Coors Field, they would probably be first in many categories. Carlos Gomez is looking like he has the makings of a superstar, Ryan Braun showed there is life after Biogenesis and Jonathan Lucroy is hitting as good as any catcher in MLB.

Grade A

Defense

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Defense

Milwaukee Brewers Defense
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This is the one category where the Brewers did not excel. They are tied for 10th in the NL with 59 errors, and in a six way tie for seventh with a .984 fielding percentage. They are a little bit below average in all fielding categories. They are led by Jean Segura with 11 errors.

Grade: C-

Starting Pitching

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Starting Pitching

Milwaukee Brewers Starting Brewers
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The Brewers' starting pitching has been much better than expected. They don't have any huge names, but outside of Marco Estrada they have been more than amicable. They probably need a front line starter to make a huge impact come playoff time, but for now they have enough to propel themselves to the top of the division.

Grade: B

Relief Pitchers

Francisco Rodriguez
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Relief Pitchers

Milwaukee Brewers Relief Pitchers
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Francisco Rodriguez has been 10 times more than what they could have hoped for. He has converted 27 of 30 save chances with a 2.58 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. They have Brandon Kintzler, Zach Duke and Will Smith with over 35 appearances and an ERA under four. This is why none of the starters have a winning percentage below .500.

Grade: A

Coaching

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Coaching

Milwaukee Brewers Coaching
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Brewers manager Rob Roenicke has gotten everything possible from his team. There really isn't anything more he could have asked for from his team. Nobody had the Brewers on the NL Central radar, but now they are in first place and in the top five in the league in many categories.

Grade: B+

Nick Villano is the New Jersey Devils writer for Rant Sports.  He also adds to the site’s NBA, MLB and NFL content.  You can follow him on Twitter or add him to your Google circle.