Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
3 days ago

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that Gennett will see as much time in left field as possible with Ryan Braun resting during the first work of spring games, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gennett will probably share that job with Hernan Perez as the latter prepares for the World Baseball Classic. Gennett is trying to catch on as a utility player after losing the second base job. His platoon work against right-handed pitching will continue to make him useful, especially for daily fantasy games and daily transaction leagues when he's in the lineup, but how often he'll be in the lineup may depend on several dominoes falling.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
1 month ago

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that Gennett would play multiple positions during spring training, including the outfield, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The emergence of Jonathan Villar last season along with the second-half promotion of prized shortstop prospect Orlando Arcia leaves Gennett without a full-time starting role entering 2017, so in an attempt to find extra at-bats, Gennett will look to increase his positional versatility. The Brewers' outfield is fairly crowded with a number of interesting options and Hernan Perez is another utility option for Counsell, but if Gennett can prove capable as an outfielder or at another spot on the diamond, he should at least find semi-regular starts against right-handed pitching. Gennett owns a career .294/.330/.446 batting line against righties, compared to a .187/.237/.254 line versus southpaws.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
3 months ago

Gennett will have to battle for playing time in Milwaukee following the acquisition of Travis Shaw on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shaw will presumably start at third base against righties, with Jonathan Villar starting at second base, leaving Gennett with nowhere to play against righties, which is the only time he would be in the lineup in the first place. The Brewers would like to move Gennett if a buyer emerges, but there is not much demand for a second baseman who needs a platoon partner and is a below-average defender. For now it looks like he will enter 2017 as a weapon off the bench against right-handed pitching.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
3 months ago

Gennett agreed to a one-year, $2.525 million contract with the Brewers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gennett will receive a nice raise (from $518,100 in 2016) in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He put up his typical, serviceable numbers against righties in 2016, and while he was better against lefties, he will likely be strictly platooned again in 2017. That should keep him off the mixed-league radar for most.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
5 months ago

Gennett is not in the lineup Monday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

With lefty Martin Perez slotted to pitch for Texas, Gennett will head to the bench for the second day in a row. Jonathan Villar will slide over to second base to fill in for him while Yadiel Rivera takes over at the hot corner.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
5 months ago

Gennett is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Gennett has started four straight games for Milwaukee and gone 3-for-15 in that time. Jonathan Villar will move over to second base while Gennett gets Sunday afternoon off.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
5 months ago

Gennett went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer run in the first inning Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Gennett's first-inning blast off of Chase Anderson was all the Brewers needed to get up early and then close out the game. He now has 14 homers and 54 RBIs on the season, which aren't great numbers but are respectable for a second-baseman. He has hit safely in seven of his last eight games and is batting over .300 for the month of September.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
5 months ago

Gennett is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Gennett has been scorching hot as of late, posting a 1.103 OPS with three home runs and nine RBI over the past two weeks, but he'll get the night off with left-hander Steven Brault toeing the rubber for Pittsburgh. Jonathan Villar will slide over to second base to fill in for him while Hernan Perez takes over at the hot corner to round out the infield.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
5 months ago

Gennett went with an RBI ground rule double, a second two-bagger and four runs in Saturday's 11-3 victory over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The second baseman crossed the plate courtesy of Ryan Braun on three occasions alone, while also plating Jonathan Villar with a sixth-inning ground rule double to ignite a Brewers rally. Gennett has now hit safely in eight of his last nine games and has seven RBI over his last four contests.

Scooter Gennett
2B MIL
5 months ago

Gennett went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Gennett's seventh-inning blast off John Lackey snapped a 2-2 tie, his second round-tripper in the least three days. The 26-year-old has hit safely in seven of the last eight games and has six RBI in his last three contests. He's totaled a career-high 13 homers to date in 2016, and is now just three RBI short of equaling his career-best figure of 54 set back in 2014.