While early reports have held
"We're not exactly sure what's going to happen there. We have an idea. It's nice to have a couple of options there," he said. "Rick needs to get back where he was in 2011 and before. I'm hoping he can bounce back and be that guy again. If he does, then he makes it really tough on us.
"Last year, I thought the system worked really well. The first time we brought Scooter up, we platooned them and they both produced. I'm not saying it's going to be a platoon situation. If Scooter comes into camp and shows what he did last year; we liked his defense, also. He showed he can really hit. So, going into it, we're looking at two guys who we feel both can start in the big leagues. If it ends up being a platoon, fine."
General manager Doug Melvin confirmed the news in an end of the season press conference. Gennett received an extended audition for the position at the end of the season. He hit .324/.356/.479 in 213 at-bats.
For the first time in 16 games, the
MLB.com had reported last week that the Brewers were going to let Gennett bat more often against lefties over the season's final games. Gennett is 2 for 30 (.067) against lefties so far this season.
As a minor league prospect,
Gennett is in the midst of a serious hot streak with the
Especially given his strikeout rate, Gennett's batting average looks due to plummet. He's also unlikely to maintain the surprisingly robust home run pace he is on -- Gennett has launched six homers in 142 at-bats this season. Half of those were on line drives, and maintaining that kind of pace relying on line drive power seems unlikely. Outside of very deep Fantasy leagues, you can probably find someone more productive to start at second base this week.
Gennett's homer was a three-run blast in the eighth inning. After hitting just three home runs in 321 Triple-A at-bats, Gennett has six in just 135 major league at-bats. Gennett is hitting .333/.371/.541.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|9/29/2013 vs N.Y. Mets|
|vs N.Y. Mets||12||3||0||.250||.250||.250|
|vs Gee (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2010||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||118||482||87||149||39||4||9||55||31||91||14||4||.354||.463||.309|
|2011||AFA-Brevard County Manat||134||556||74||167||20||6||9||51||27||69||11||10||.334||.406||.300|