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8 Ryan Braun RF

Milwaukee Brewers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%93%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
53019.266816811
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014MIL13553068141198141113115.324.453.266

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Brewers' Braun expects to be 'one of the best players in the league'
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun expects to be "one of the best players in the league" this season, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

The 31-year-old has seen his production tail off in recent years due to a thumb injury, but it sounds like he believes the issue is behind him this season. "So far it feels great," Braun said. "Everything so far has gone as well as I could have possibly hoped. Hopefully, the next few weeks it continues to do the same and we can stop talking about it at some point in the near future."

Braun will not be limited during spring training, but admitted he'll keep an eye on how many swings he's taking. Braun put in more work than usual during the offseason, and said his thumb felt "really good." 

While health is the key, Braun expressed confidence in his ability to regain his status as a top player in the league. "I've always felt like if I'm healthy, success is inevitable," he said. "I think most of us would feel the same way. As long as I'm healthy, I expect to go out there, be productive and do the things I've always done."

Braun hit .266/.324/.453 over 530 at-bats last year. 

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No extra limitations on Brewers OF Ryan Braun's thumb in camp
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Aside from limiting him to extra hitting early on, there are no extra limitations on Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun's thumb heading into camp, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Braun, 31, underwent a thumb procedure last October, and said in January that his thumb feels "significantly better" than at this time last year. He slashed .266/.324/.453 with 19 homers and 81 RBI in 135 games in 2014 while dealing with the injury.

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Ryan Braun says his thumb feels 'significantly better'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun, who underwent a thumb procedure last October, said his thumb feels "significantly better" than at this time last year, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Braun was plagued throughout last season by a nerve issue at the base of his thumb, the paper noted.

"Knock on wood, I feel great; it feels really good," Braun told reporters.

"Everything is going well. Regular offseason, regular routine. I started hitting a little bit earlier than I typically do, just to see how it felt. So far, so good. It feels really good.

"I do everything I regularly do. I don't hit off live pitching but I take regular batting practice like we would during the season, and it feels good. I don't feel anything at all."

Added Braun: "I know it's significantly better than where it was this time last year, which I'm encouraged by. But as I told you guys the last time I saw everybody (at Thanksgiving) the real test will come in spring training, once we've played games for a couple of weeks and that everyday wear and tear. See how it recovers, see how it responds."

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Brewers' Ryan Braun 'cautiously optimistic' coming off thumb surgery
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is optimistic coming off October thumb surgery. Braun underwent a cryotherapy procedure in Los Angeles on Oct. 2, in which a needle was inserted at the base of his right thumb to essentially freeze a nerve.

"It definitely worked," Braun said Wednesday, per MLB.com. "It makes a huge difference."

Braun swung a bat 10 days after the procedure and was happy the pain in his thumb was gone.

"Right now, I don’t feel any [discomfort], and I haven’t been able to say that for two years," he said. "I think I’ve told you guys, it [bothered him] shaking hands, writing -- you know, just everyday activities. Now I don’t feel it at all, so I’m excited."

While Braun is definitely optimistic, he is also a bit cautious because he isn't in the grind of playing baseball every day. He has received full clearance, however, for all offseason activities.

"I’m encouraged by how it feels, but at the same time, I think I have to be cautiously optimistic [until] I get into spring training and see how it responds," Braun said. "But it hasn’t felt this good in a really long time."

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Brewers optimistic on Ryan Braun's progress from thumb surgery
by Sean d'Oliveira | None

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Ryan Braun’s rehab from offseason thumb surgery is progressing well, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"He has taken some batting practice off a pitcher," Melvin said. "It's not like he's playing every day. You're not going to get a good feel and judgment on it until then, when you're playing every day, seven days a week, taking BP and all that. That's the true test."

Braun dealt with the thumb injury throughout the 2014 season, and he admitted the injury affected his performance.

"When you can't use your top hand as a baseball player, it drastically alters everything that you do," Braun said. "I've tried to adjust; I've tried to find a way to deal with it the best I could."

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Position Current Last Week Rating
Right Fielders 8 1 63.71
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Chi. Cubs49142 .375 .449 .286
vs Turner (Career)810 .125.222.125
vs RHP38710212 .330 .434 .264
Last 7 Games
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007MIL11345191146349729112155 .370 .634 .324
2008MIL151611921743710642129144 .335 .553 .285
2009MIL1586351132033211457121206 .386 .551 .320
2010MIL1576191011882510356105143 .365 .501 .304
2011MIL150563109187331115893336 .397 .597 .332
2012MIL1545981081914111263128307 .391 .595 .319
2013MIL612253067938275645 .372 .498 .298
2014MIL13553068141198141113115 .324 .453 .266
Total 10794232712129723076237385714141 .368 .550 .306
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007MIL3B112112248611612612 .895
2008MILOF1491482842759001.000
2009MILOF158156314304822 .994
2010MILOF153153288279631 .990
2011MILOF147146268259812 .996
2012MILOF151151288276661 .979
2013MILOF5959123116521 .984
2014MILOF134133270263522 .993
Total  10631058208318332084221 .980
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2007MIL266286507113
2008MIL397338406413
2009MIL396350301316
2010MIL451310306117
2011MIL38633630529
2012MIL36335650111512
2013MIL14211210078
2014MIL306240306317
Total 267372328270543495
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008MIL41605020400 .294 .438 .313
2011MIL11427172104910 .468 .714 .405
Total 155872221241310 .422 .638 .379
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 A-W Virginia37152215416283593424 .396 .645 .355
2005 R-Helena1041614212102621 .383 .585 .341
2006 AA-Huntsville59231427019115402146120 .367 .589 .303
2006 A-Brevard Cty5922634621227372354144 .346 .438 .274
2007AAA-Nashville3411728401201022151143 .418 .701 .342
Total 19976713124061642144701513412 .370 .572 .313
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/204
Birthdate:
11/17/1983
Age:
31
Hometown:
Mission Hills, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Milwaukee Brewers
College:
Miami (Fla.)
MLB Experience:
8
Awards:

2007: NL Rookie of the Year
2011: NL Most Valuable Player
2012: NL Home Run Champion
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