BCB Tracking Poll Shows Strong Support For Jerry Hairston Jr At Shortstop

This week's poll was open from noon Monday through Tuesday, and received 224 responses. Here are some of the notable results:

  • 62% of voters think Jerry Hairston Jr. should start at shortstop once Rickie Weeks returns. Just 30% of voters chose Yuniesky Betancourt
  • 72% of voters think Betancourt "was hot for a while, but now he's back to his old habits."
  • 81% of voters approve of the decision to pay Taylor Jungmann and Jed Bradley a combined $4.525 million, but just 38% are more confident in the organization's ability to draft and develop amateur talent after this draft season.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Once Rickie Weeks returns from the DL, who should be the Brewers' primary shortstop?

Response Votes %
Yuniesky Betancourt 67 30%
Craig Counsell 2 1%
Jerry Hairston Jr 139 62%
Josh Wilson 9 4%
Someone else 7 3%

Yuniesky Betancourt went 0-for-5 Sunday and is now hitting .074/.107/.222 in his last seven games, after hitting .369/.382/.538 in the 16 games before that. Which of these statements best characterizes his recent performance?

Response Votes %
He's figured some things out, but hit a bump in the road recently. 42 19%
He was hot for a while, but now he's back to his old habits. 162 72%
Undecided 20 9%

Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .296/.362/.453 in his last 20 games. Has his recent performance changed affected your optimism regarding his offense going forward?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic now. 58 26%
Yes, I'm less optimistic now. 1 0%
No, my expectations have not changed. 164 73%
Undecided 1 0%

Even after scoring 23 runs in three games in New York this weekend the Brewers are averaging 3.8 runs per game in their last nine contests, down from 4.4 for the season. Is this a cause for concern?

Response Votes %
Yes 41 18%
No 174 78%
Undecided 9 4%

Do you agree with the decision to give first round picks Taylor Jungmann and Jed Bradley a combined $4.525 million in signing bonuses?

Response Votes %
Yes 181 81%
No 16 7%
Undecided 27 12%

Did the Brewers' 2011 draft and signings make you more or less confident in the organization's ability to locate and develop amateur talent?

Response Votes %
More confident 85 38%
Less confident 0 0%
No change 102 46%
Undecided 37 17%

Do you approve of the job Doug Melvin is doing as General Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 215 96% 94% +2%
No 6 3% 4% -1%
Undecided 3 1% 2% -1%

Do you approve of the job Ron Roenicke is doing as Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 185 83% 83% n/c
No 18 8% 9% -1%
Undecided 21 9% 7% +2%

Do you approve of the job Rick Kranitz is doing as Pitching Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 208 93% 92% +1%
No 1 0% 1% -1%
Undecided 15 7% 7% n/c

Do you approve of the job Dale Sveum is doing as Hitting Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 177 79% 85% -6%
No 19 8% 6% +2%
Undecided 28 13% 9% +4%

All stats included in the poll questions were correct as of Monday, when the poll opened.

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