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8 Ryan Braun DH

Milwaukee Brewers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
61%10%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
170.176200
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019MIL14445970131227534105111.343.505.285
2020MIL51703021500.222.235.176

Player Updates

August 11, 2020 04:36 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun (finger) returned from the injured list Tuesday.

Braun played just four games this season before landing on the injured list with an infected finger. He should be in the lineup most of the time going forward, though the Brewers will likely still be cautious with the oft-injured 36-year-old. Mark Mathias was optioned in a corresponding move.

August 10, 2020 06:24 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Getting at-bats at alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun (finger) went to the Brewers' alternate training site in Appleton to get some at-bats in, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Braun is already eligible to return from his trip to the injured list with an infected finger, though he needed a bit more time to get back in game shape before returning to the active roster. It's not yet clear exactly when he'll be back, but it doesn't sound as though he'll miss many more days, if any.

August 8, 2020 04:28 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Won't return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun (finger) won't return from the injured list when first eligible Sunday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Previous reports held that Braun would require just a minimum-length stay on the injured list with his infected finger, but he'll evidently need at least a bit more time, as the Brewers want him to get at-bats in a simulated game or two. The Brewers have used five different players at the designated hitter spot in his absence.

August 3, 2020 07:20 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Expecting minimum IL stay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun (finger) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list when first eligible Aug. 10, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

He is on the IL with an infected right index finger. In the meantime, Logan Morrison and Ryon Healy have been getting extra starts at designated hitter. Upon Braun's activation, manager Craig Counsell said he will get some outfield starts as well, particularly after Lorenzo Cain opted out of the season.

August 3, 2020 02:28 AM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Placed on 10-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, retroactive to July 30, with an infected right index finger.

It's unclear exactly how the issue occurred, but Braun will be sidelined for several games as a result. The 36-year-old had started in three of the Brewers' six games this season, going 3-for-13 with a double, two RBI and four strikeouts. In Braun's absence, Logan Morrison could see an uptick in playing time as the designated hitter. A timetable for Braun's return hasn't been announced.

July 29, 2020 04:00 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun is not starting Wednesday against the Pirates.

Braun will sit out Wednesday's series finale after going 2-for-9 with a walk, a double and two RBI during the first two games of the set. In his place, Justin Smoak is serving as the DH while Logan Morrison is starting at first base.

July 26, 2020 03:40 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Sitting again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun is not in Sunday's lineup against the Cubs.

Braun went 0-for-3 on Opening Day and did not appear in Saturday's game after dealing with oblique, neck and back soreness toward the end of camp. Logan Morrison will start at designated hitter and bat fifth.

July 25, 2020 11:44 AM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

Braun failed to record a hit in Friday's Opening Day contest as Kyle Hendricks was dominant, and the veteran will sit for the second game of the series. Christian Yelich will serve as the designated hitter Saturday with Ben Gamel starting in left field and batting eighth.

July 24, 2020 03:52 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Makes Opening Day lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun (oblique/back/neck) will bat fifth and serve as the designated hitter in Friday's season opener against the Cubs.

Braun battled several minor injuries throughout camp, hardly a new reality for the veteran. The universal designated hitter should help keep him in the lineup on a regular basis this season, though he'll likely play in the field at both first base and the outfield corners as well.

July 22, 2020 12:08 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Trending toward playing Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Craig Counsell said that Braun (oblique/back/soreness) will serve as the Brewers' designated hitter Wednesday in the team's exhibition finale versus the White Sox, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Braun has been battling a number of minor injuries the past few days, with a sore left oblique being the most concerning of the lot. The rest seems to have proven beneficial for Braun, whose availability for Wednesday's contest has the veteran trending in a "positive direction" for Friday's Opening Day game against the Cubs, according to Counsell. The Brewers will presumably check in with Braun after the exhibition to see how he felt physically before locking in his status for the season opener.

July 20, 2020 03:20 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Not available Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Craig Counsell said that Braun won't be available for Monday's intrasquad game while tending to left oblique, back and neck soreness, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

Though Counsell provided more specificity regarding the nature of Braun's injuries, the skipper reiterated what he said Sunday about the veteran's status for Friday's season opener versus the Cubs being in jeopardy. In an effort to preserve Braun's health, the Brewers are expected to deploy the 36-year-old primarily as a designated hitter in 2020, so it's not the most encouraging sign that he's already hurting before the season has even gotten underway. Logan Morrison could be a candidate to see starts at DH if Braun is unavailable for the weekend series at Wrigley Field.

July 19, 2020 09:56 AM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Questionable for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun (general soreness) is not playing in Sunday's intrasquad game, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. "I'm still confident he's going to be fine. But it's Sunday. We have three days of games left after today. He has to get on the field soon, yes," manager Craig Counsell said.

Counsell isn't pointing to a specific issue for why Braun has not been active the last couple days, just normal aches and pains. If Braun is unavailable at the start of the campaign, Ben Gamel and Jedd Gyorko could be options to see extra playing time. Once healthy, Braun is expected to be the Brewers' primary designated hitter.

July 18, 2020 10:12 AM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Could return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun could resume playing in the Brewers' intrasquad matchups Sunday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Although Braun dealt with a minor shoulder injury during spring training, he appears to have fully recovered. Manager Craig Counsell said Friday that, "he's feeling good. He's been a little slowed by just the normal things, for him. Nothing of significance." The Brewers' starters are scheduled to have a day off Saturday, but Counsell hoped the 36-year-old would be able to ramp up his activity Sunday as the team brings the veteran along slowly. Counsell sounded pleased with Braun's progress one week out from Opening Day.

March 23, 2020 12:32 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Shoulder injury nothing serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun's shoulder issue, according to manager Craig Counsell, is not major, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

While the report does not indicate whether or not Braun has put the injury behind him, it does not seem like it will be something that affects him whenever the regular season gets underway. Braun, provided he is healthy, will open the season sharing playing time both in right field with Avisail Garcia and at first base with Justin Smoak.

March 8, 2020 06:36 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Battling rotator cuff soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun has some rotator cuff soreness in his right shoulder that somewhat hampers his ability to throw, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The 36-year-old made his spring debut Sunday against the Angels as a designated hitter, and it remains unclear when he'll begin playing in the field this spring. Braun has been working out in right field and at first base in preparation for a multi-positional role in 2020. The veteran has expressed that he doesn't feel as though he needs many at-bats this spring to get ready for his fourteenth campaign with Milwaukee.

March 7, 2020 03:40 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Spring debut coming Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun will make his spring debut Sunday against the Angels, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Braun is expected to serve as the designated hitter Sunday. The delayed start to his spring isn't injury-related; like many veterans, he doesn't feel as though he needs many at-bats to get ready for the start of the regular season. He remains a useful fantasy option heading into his age-36 season, as he's stolen at least 11 bags in each of the last three seasons while hitting .270 with an average of 19.7 homers.

March 1, 2020 10:20 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Spring debut upcoming
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan Braun is expected to make his Cactus League debut later this week, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

With the Brewers playing home games Friday, Saturday and Sunday, manager Craig Counsell felt that such a return would give Braun plenty of time to have enough at-bats to be ready for Opening Day. The 36-year-old is expected to play right field and first base during the 2020 season, so it will be interesting to see how he is used for the remainder of spring training. Braun is coming off his 13th campaign in Milwaukee after hitting .285/.343/.505 with 22 home runs, 75 RBI and 70 runs scored in 504 plate appearances last season.

February 17, 2020 07:08 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Set for multi-positional role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun is expected to play right field and first base in 2020, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Manager Craig Counsell said Monday that the plan for 2020 is to play Christian Yelich in left field and Lorenzo Cain in center while Braun and Avisail Garcia share time in right field. Garcia is also expected to occasionally spell Cain in center field, while Braun will likely see time at first base in order to keep his bat in the lineup. The veteran has experience at both positions; he served as Milwaukee's primary right fielder in 2014 and 2015, and saw limited time at first base in 2018.

December 10, 2019 09:32 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: May work at first base in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Craig Counsell said Tuesday that Braun could work at first base in 2020, but he won't be the team's primary option, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Braun seemed likely to see some time at first base after the Brewers sent Jesus Aguilar to the Rays at the trade deadline, but Eric Thames and Yasmani Grandal handled the bulk of the work down the stretch. The Brewers declined Thames' option for 2020 and Grandal signed a massive deal with the White Sox, leaving the team with no real internal options at first base. The veteran outfielder has 17 career appearances at first base, so the team is unlikely to begin utilizing him in an everyday role. Braun is coming off his best season since 2016, posting a .285/.343/.505 slash line with 22 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 144 games.

October 1, 2019 07:36 PM
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Available for NL Wild Card Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braun (calf) has made the Brewers' wild-card roster, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Braun left Friday's game against the Rockies with left calf discomfort and didn't take part in either of the final two games of the season, but he's available as expected for Tuesday's game against the Nationals. The Brewers' lineup has yet to be released, but Braun is likely to be part of it.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Washington1462 .556 .929 .429
vs Hoffman (Career)210 .500.500.500
vs RHP3028612 .334 .470 .285
Last 7 Games
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7/28@PIT3010010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020MIL51703021500.176.222.2350.458
2019MIL14445970131227534105111.285.343.5050.849
2018MIL1254055910320643485115.254.313.4690.782
2017MIL1043805810217523876124.268.337.4870.823
2016MIL1355118015630914698165.305.365.5380.903
2015MIL14050687144258454115244.285.356.4980.854
2014MIL13553068141198141113115.266.324.4530.777
2013MIL612253067938275645.298.371.4980.869
2012MIL1545981081914111263128307.319.391.5950.987
2011MIL150563109187331115893336.332.398.5970.994
2010MIL1576191011882510356105143.304.365.5010.866
2009MIL1586351132033211457121206.320.386.5510.937
2008MIL151611921743710642129144.285.335.5530.888
2007MIL11345191146349729112155.324.370.6341.004
Total17326510106619363441130580134121560.297.359.5320.892
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020MIL510400000
2019MIL144312232308115
2018MIL12525119030258
2017MIL104282185403215
2016MIL1352332753041020
2015MIL140273252304420
2014MIL135306240306317
2013MIL6114211210078
2012MIL15436335650111512
2011MIL15038633630529
2010MIL157451310306117
2009MIL158396350301316
2008MIL151397338406413
2007MIL113266286507113
Total17324024834664307556173
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2005A-W Virginia37152215416283593424.355.396.645
2005R-Helena1041614212102621.342.383.585
2006AA-Huntsville59231427019115402146120.303.367.589
2006A-Brevard Cty5922634621227372354144.274.346.438
2007AAA-Nashville3411728401201022151143.342.418.701
2017AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat382200122100.250.364.625
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/207
Birthdate:
11/17/1983
Age:
36
Hometown:
Mission Hills, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Milwaukee Brewers
College:
Miami (FL)
MLB Experience:
14
Awards:

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