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8 Ryan Braun LF

Milwaukee Brewers

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

Player Updates

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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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Ryan Braun takes batting practice Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun took batting practice Sunday and felt "pretty good," MLB.com reports. It's Braun's first action since undergoing a cryotherapy procedure on his injured thumb.

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Ryan Braun gets go-ahead to swing bat
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been given the go-ahead to resume swinging a bat after a follow-up visit Monday with the doctor who performed a cryotherapy procedure on his thumb, the Journal Sentinel reports.

Braun is hoping the procedure will allow him to move past an issue that has bothered him since the beginning of the 2013 season. He hit just .210 with one home run over the final month of the season.

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Brewers OF Ryan Braun undergoes cryotherapy procedure
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Brewers announced Thursday outfielder Ryan Braun underwent a cryotherapy procedure on his right thumb Thursday.

Braun is expected to have a follow-up exam Monday. If there is no adverse reaction, he will start to swing a bat to test his pain tolerance.

"This is a technique they have done with other athletes, but not with a baseball player," Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said. "So I wouldn't call it experimental, but we are obviously breaking some new ground here."

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Ryan Braun set for thumb surgery Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will undergo a minimally invasive surgical procedure Thursday in Los Angeles, the Journal Sentinel reports. It'll be the first time a cryotherapy prodecure has been done on the thumb of a baseball player.

"It has been the plan for a while," Braun said. "The plan all along has been to find the least invasive option that we felt like would give me the best chance to get the closest to 100%. I don't feel like I need to be at 100% to be one of the best players in the game, but I've got to be at 80-90%. I have to be able to use my top hand in my swing to feel like I can do the things I'm used to doing and capable of doing."

"I wanted to do it when we were in L.A. (in mid-August) because that's where we're going to do it. I thought maybe if we could do it then, it would help me get through the rest of this season and finish strong. But we don't know, because they haven't done this on a baseball player. So, everybody was worried, not knowing what the side effects potentially could have been. But, based on what we've been told, we don't think there's going to be a lot of down time."

Braun has been unable to properly grip a bat due to an ongoing nerve issue in the thumb.

"This type of procedure has been successful with other parts of the body," assistant general manager Gord Ash said. "Never on a thumb, but it's worth a try. Our understanding is that there is no downside to it; that it can't make it worse."

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Left Fielders 6 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
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/21@PIT4010000
9/23@CIN4000000
9/24@CIN4000010
9/25@CIN4010000
9/26CHC3010010
9/27CHC3000010
9/28CHC3000010
Two Week Schedule
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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:
6-2/200
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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