The Brewer Advent Calendar #4: Ryan Braun

Behind door #4 we find...Ryan Braun!

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via www.milwaukeebrewersticket.net

It would be fair to call Ryan Braun a once in a lifetime player. Braun turned 25 in November, but has already posted two seasons with an OPS+ over 125, and last season he finished third in the NL MVP voting. Among players who spent their first two major league seasons as a Brewer, Braun has practically lapped the field in all of these categories:

Home runs:

Player HR
Ryan Braun 71
Dale Sveum 32
Prince Fielder 30
Geoff Jenkins 30
Pedro Garcia 27

RBI:

Player RBI
Ryan Braun 203
Dale Sveum 130
Geoff Jenkins 110
Pedro Garcia 108
Paul Molitor 107

Runs scored:

Player R
Ryan Braun 183
Paul Molitor 161
Pat Listach 143
Ernest Riles 123
Dale Sveum 121

Doubles:

Player 2B
Ryan Braun 65
Geoff Jenkins 55
Paul Molitor 53
Pedro Garcia 47
B.J. Surhoff 43

And strikeouts:

Player K
Ryan Braun 241
Dale Sveum 196
Pat Listach 194
Pedro Garcia 186
Bob Collucio 153
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