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What We Learned: More Season Awards and Reviews

We continue to look back at the 2016 season in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

The 2016 Brewers Season: Planning for the Future | -JP-, BCB

The 2016 season was filled with lowered expectations along with many ups and downs, but it was still a success.

2016 MVBrewers #3: Junior Guerra | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
2016 MVBrewers #4: Jonathan Lucroy | eddiemathews, BCB

The MVBrewers series continues on as we assign the third and fourth most valuable players of the 2016 season.

Baseball America Ranks 2 Brewers in Southern League Top 20 Prospects | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

More minor league training rankings are out, and two Brewers prospects placed in the rankings for the Southern League.

What Does a Top Ranked Farm System Get You? - Part 1 | Infield Fly Rule, BCB FanPost

Does having a top ranked farm system translate to on the field success? The first part of this post looks at players that do make the majors from top farm systems.

Things I Did Not Know | Hank’s intentional walkies, BCB FanPost

The story of Jim Henderson is filled with many unique facts that many people may not know.

Sporcle Study Guide Finale! | drezdn, BCB FanPost

The yearly roster quiz is set for tomorrow. Prepare yourself for it with the study guides in the FanPosts.

Links from Other Sites

2016 Arizona Fall League could be best one yet | Jim Callis,

The Arizona Fall League started its season on Monday, with 21 of baseball’s top 100 prospects taking part in this year’s league. The Brewers prospects will be part of the Salt River squad this year.

2016 MILWAUKEE BBWAA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Five Different Players Earn Team Honors | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The Brewers baseball writers picked their award winners on Monday, with Ryan Braun, Junior Guerra, Jonathan Villar, Hernan Perez, and Chris Carter taking this year’s awards.

'Tony Plush' recalls moment of glory for Crew | Adam McCalvy,

Friday marked the five year anniversary of the Brewers 2011 NLDS win over the Diamondbacks. Adam McCalvy caught up with Nyjer Morgan, who had the series-winning hit in extra innings of Game 5.

Remembering Yovani Gallardo’s Brilliant 2011 LDS | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

Also reflecting on that 2011 NLDS, Jack Moore looks at the two masterful performances that Yovani Gallardo had against the Diamondbacks.

The Mistaken Rebuild | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

While the top spot may have been out of reach in 2016, the decline of several teams in the National League means that the Brewers missed out on a chance to compete in 2016.

40 Man Roster Facing Sizeable Internal Shakeup | Jake Covey, Disciples of Uecker

Difficult decisions are coming this offseason as the Brewers have to decide who to keep on the 40 man roster and which prospects to protect from the Rule 5 Draft.

Jacob Barnes Could Be the Next Great Brewers Reliever | Ryan Romano, BP Milwaukee

Barnes entered the 2016 season as a fringe prospect at best, but ended it with a solid shot to be in the major league bullpen next season.

Pitching Prospects and DRA | Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

A look at some of the pitching prospects in the Brewers system and how they fared using the DRA statistic.