Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll Shows Increased Optimism Regarding Lucroy, No Change For Most Others

Mar. 30, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) hits a single during the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

This week's poll was open from Monday at noon through Tuesday, and received 223 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • 51% of voters said they're more optimistic about Jonathan Lucroy's 2012 season following his strong spring.
  • A majority of voters said their expectations had not changed regarding Alex Gonzalez, Mat Gamel, Norichika Aoki, Cesar Izturis, Carlos Gomez, Ryan Braun and Zack Greinke.
  • 86% of voters said they will see the 2012 season as a disappointment if the Brewers fail to reach the playoffs. 95% of voters expect the team to win 86 or more games.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Through Monday, Alex Gonzalez is hitting .440/.472/.780 in 19 games this spring. Has this affected your expectation for his performance in 2012?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 82 37%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 2 1%
No, my expectations have not changed. 137 61%
Undecided 2 1%

Through Monday, Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .479/.490/.729 in 18 games this spring. Has this affected your expectation for his performance in 2012?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 114 51%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 0 0%
No, my expectations have not changed. 108 48%
Undecided 1 0%

Through Monday, Mat Gamel is hitting .246/.317/.596 in 21 games this spring. Has this affected your expectation for his performance in 2012?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 73 33%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 3 1%
No, my expectations have not changed. 142 64%
Undecided 5 2%

Through Monday, Norichika Aoki is hitting .305/.349/.458 in 24 games this spring. Has this affected your expectation for his performance in 2012?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 102 46%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 2 1%
No, my expectations have not changed. 113 51%
Undecided 6 3%

Through Monday, Cesar Izturis is hitting .189/.241/.264 in 24 games this spring. Has this affected your expectation for his performance in 2012?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 1 0%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 94 42%
No, my expectations have not changed. 119 53%
Undecided 9 4%

Through Monday, Carlos Gomez is hitting .241/.267/.431 in 19 games this spring. Has this affected your expectation for his performance in 2012?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 8 4%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 4 2%
No, my expectations have not changed. 209 94%
Undecided 2 1%

Through Monday, Ryan Braun is hitting .220/.333/.415 in 17 games this spring. Has this affected your expectation for his performance in 2012?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 5 2%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 26 12%
No, my expectations have not changed. 189 85%
Undecided 3 1%

Through Monday, Zack Greinke has a 0.93 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 19.1 innings this spring. Has this affected your expectation for his performance in 2012?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 108 48%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 2 1%
No, my expectations have not changed. 112 50%
Undecided 1 0%

Will you view the 2012 season as a disappointment if the Brewers fail to reach the postseason?

Response Votes %
Yes 102 86%
No 19 9%
Undecided 12 5%

How many games do you expect the Brewers to win this season?

Response Votes %
80 or less 1 0%
81-85 11 5%
86-90 103 46%
91-95 96 43%
96-100 10 4%
101 or more 2 1%
Undecided 0 0%
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