Brewers Milestones to Watch For in 2010

Every season sees its share of milestones.  Whether it is a player reaching a round number in some category or a team setting a new franchise mark, hardly a week goes by without some mark being reached.  Obviously, some of these milestones are bigger than others, but they all are meaningful at some level.  With that in mind, here are some milestones and records within reach of Brewers players in 2010.

First up, the individual batting career milestones.  Many players have more than one within reach, so for simplicity's sake I have bullet-pointed each player with one or more entries under each name.

  • Ryan Braun - 1 stolen base from 50, 4 runs from 300, 26 total bases from 1000
  • Craig Counsell - 1 HR and 1 triple away from the 40-40 club...for his career
  • Jim Edmonds - 18 HR away from 400, 24 RBI from 1200, 26 walks away from 1000, 75 games away from 2000, 119 hits away from 2000
  • Prince Fielder - 3 HBP away from 50, 11 doubles away from 150, 40 HR away from 200
  • Jody Gerut - 42 hits away from 500
  • Carlos Gomez - 1 RBI from 100, 41 stolen bases from 100
  • Jeff Suppan - 5 plate appearances away from 500, 6 strikeouts away from 100
  • Rickie Weeks - 18 RBI from 200, 20 stolen bases away from 100
  • Randy Wolf - 1 RBI away from 50, 8 hits away from 100
  • Gregg Zaun - 13 doubles from 200, 14 HR from 100, 32 walks away from 500

Follow the jump for individual pitching career milestones, a franchise leaderboard watch, and more!

As promised, the individual pitching career milestones:

  • Dave Bush - 2 wins away from 50, 51 hits from 1000, 63 batters faced from 4000, 70.1 innings from 1000.0
  • Doug Davis - 3 losses from 100, 10 wins from 100, 31 starts from 300
  • Yovani Gallardo - 175 K from 500, 180.0 innings from 500.0
  • LaTroy Hawkins - 3 walks away from 400, 7 K from 800, 13 saves away from 100, 47 appearances away from 800
  • Trevor Hoffman - 9 saves away from 600, 15 appearances away from 1000
  • Manny Parra - 11 K from 300, 167.2 innings from 500.0
  • Jeff Suppan - 4 starts away from 400, 89.1 innings from 2500.0
  • Randy Wolf - 113 K from 1500, 25 starts away from 300

Brewers players may also move around on franchise top ten leaderboards.  There is probably a better way to format this, but I can't think of one right now.  The numbers given assure a move past the player currently holding the place listed.  Subtract one to produce ties.  I have carried out each line as far as I think the player could reasonably reach in 2010.

  • Dave Bush - 43 K from 10th, 65 from 9th
  • Dave Bush - 7 HR from 10th, 27 from 9th, 29 from 8th, 32 from 7th, 37 from 6th
  • Dave Bush - 99 earned runs from 10th
  • Doug Davis - 42 walks away from 10th, 46 from 9th, 58 from 8th, 59 from 7th, 69 from 6th, 98 from 5th
  • Doug Davis - 119 K from 7th, 129 from 6th
  • Trevor Hoffman - 24 saves from 10th, 25 from 6th, 29 from 5th, 43 from 3rd
  • Manny Parra (& Jeff Suppan) - 4 WP for 10th, 7 for 9th, 11 for 8th, 16 for 7th, 19 for 3rd, 20 for 2nd
  • Jeff Suppan - 6 HBP for 10th, 7 for 9th, 8 for 7th, 9 for 5th, 10 for 4th, 15 for 3rd
  • Jeff Suppan - 3 SH (batting) for 10th, 6 for 9th, 12 for 8th, 13 for 7th
  • Carlos Villanueva - 66 appearances for 10th
  • Carlos Villanueva - 54 relief appearances for 10th, 66 for 9th
  • Rickie Weeks - 22 SB from 9th, 29 from 8th, 30 from 7th, 33 from 6th, 34 from 5th

One cornerstone Brewer is within striking distance of the franchise top ten in many categories by virtue of both tenure and talent.  I felt Prince Fielder deserved his own section:

  • 73 RBI from 10th, 77 from 9th, 114 from 8th, 116 from 7th, 153 from 6th
  • 96 walks from 4th
  • 7 intentional walks from 3rd, 25 from 2nd, 30 from 1st
  • 51 strikeouts from 10th
  • 6 HBP from 4th, 12 from 3rd
  • 7 sacrifice flies from 7th
  • 326 total bases from 8th
  • 41 extra base hits from 8th, 63 from 7th, 85 from 6th, 86 from 5th
  • 17 HR from 5th, 42 from 4th, 49 from 3rd, 53 from 2nd

Finally, the franchise as a whole has some milestones to look forward to:

  • When Randy Wolf throws his first pitch, he will be the 100th LHP to pitch for the Brewers.
  • The Brewers are 2 players away from 700 all-time.
  • It is unlikely, but should the Brewers employ nine new lefthanded bats, they will reach 200 different lefthanded hitters.
  • The Brewers are 2 switch hitters away from 50 all-time.

Now you can impress your friends and colleagues with your knowledge of the record books.  If you know of other milestones, feel free to post them in the comments.  I will be posting updates to these and new milestones within reach as the season progresses.

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