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What We Learned: More rankings and more Braun

The rankings continued today with #2 in the MVBrewers series and more minor-league player rankings. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Brewers News and Notes

Links from Brewers

2016 MVBrewers #2: Jonathan Villar | eddiemathews, BCB

It was a landslide win for Jonathan Villar in the #2 spot of the rankings. The #3 spot will be revealed later today, and voting is open for #4.

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

More top prospects were named by Baseball America, with two prospects from the Brewers High-A team making the list.

Sporcle Study Guide Finale! | drezdn, BCB FanPost

The yearly Sporcle quiz to name all of the players on the Brewers roster is coming up next week. Study up for the quiz with the FanPost’s study guide.

Links from Other Sites

Aging Ryan Braun | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

How will Ryan Braun’s performance change as he gets older? While it’s impossible to say, we can see how comparable players aged.

The Trend of Brewers College Draft Picks | Julien Assouline, BP Milwaukee

College players can help a team rebuild faster, and there’s been a growth in college picks chosen by the Brewers over time.

Vote now: Braun up for Hank Aaron Award |

Voting for the Hank Aaron award, given to the top offensive player in each league, is open, and Ryan Braun is the Brewers representative for this year’s award.

Minor League Notes

Timber Rattlers MLB Alumni AL Central & NL Central in 2016 | Rattler Radio

A look at players that played in the AL and NL Central this season.

MLB Playoffs

Yesterday’s Games

ALDS Game 1
Blue Jays 10, Rangers 1
Blue Jays Lead Series 1-0

ALDS Game 1
Indians 5, Red Sox 4
Indians Lead Series 1-0

Today’s Games

ALDS Game 2
Blue Jays @ Rangers | 12:00 pm, TBS
J.A. Happ vs. Yu Darvish
Blue Jays Lead Series 1-0

ALDS Game 2
Red Sox @ Indians | 3:30 pm, TBS
David Price vs. Corey Kluber
Indians Lead Series 1-0

NLDS Game 1
Dodgers @ Nationals | 4:30 pm, FS1
Clayton Kershaw vs. Max Scherzer
Series Tied 0-0

NLDS Game 2
Giants @ Cubs | 8:00 pm, FS1
Johnny Cueto vs. Jon Lester
Series Tied 0-0