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Milwaukee Brewers: Will Taylor Jungmann ever recover?

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann was a fun player to watch last season. His towering frame, solid fastball and looping breaking ball gave plenty of opposing hitters fits, and by the end of last season it seemed Jungmann would be a long-term mainstay in the middle of the Brewers starting rotation. 2016 has not been kind to Jungmann. His struggles came early and often...
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The TKO of Taylor Jungmann

On the whole, 2015 was a season largely devoid of bright spots on the field for the Milwaukee Brewers. But the lone exception to this nightmare was the brilliant debut of rookie pitcher Taylor Jungmann. Jungmann debuted last June, and upon his arrival in Milwaukee he proceeded to blow the lid off of everybody’s expectations: a 2.49 ERA through August, a July in which he failed...
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May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Taylor Jungmann defines Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching

Seven of the top-ten-teams in pitching a season ago made the postseason. The Milwaukee Brewers are 24th in all of Major League Baseball in total team pitching this year and Taylor Jungmann has been optioned to Triple-A. The one thing the Brewers have not seemed to figure out since their playoff run back in 2011 is a pitching staff. The National League Central is a division that has...
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Game 21 Recap: Cubs 7 Brewers 2

Julien Assouline and Travis Sarandos authored this game recap. RECAP: Due to poor pitching, fielding, and hitting in key spots, the Cubs trounced the Brewers 7 to 2. Taylor Jungmann was roughed up again as his nightmare 2016 campaign continues to tumble into darkness. He failed to reach the fifth inning for the third time in five starts, walking three and allowing five runs in 3...
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April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers pitcher Jungmann struggles in 8-1 loss to Twins

MILWAUKEE -- Ricky Nolasco struck out seven and allowed five hits over six-plus innings, and the Minnesota Twins snapped a season-opening, seven-game road losing streak by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 on Thursday.Miguel Sano hit his second homer of the year and an added an RBI single for the Twins, who were the only winless road team in the majors entering the afternoon.Nolasco...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Game 7 Recap: Cardinals 10 Brewers 1

Quick Recap: The Cardinals jumped all over Taylor Jungmann early, and he was charged with 8 runs in 2+ innings pitched. The game was never close. Top Play (WPA): The only candidates for top play came in the bottom of the first, as the Cardinals jumped out to a 3-0 lead which they would not relinquish. The top play according to WPA was Randal Grichuk’s double with one out (.095...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jungmann yields 3 homers in 6-5 Brewers loss to Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Top Rockies prospect Jon Gray left with an abdominal injury after facing only three batters and Nolan Arenado homered in Colorado's 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.Gray, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, was penciled into a rotation spot. When Jonathan Lucroy tapped his 97 mph fastball to the mound for a likely double play, Gray threw...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jungmann throws 4 shutout innings as Brewers top Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Taylor Jungmann allowed one hit over four scoreless innings, Scooter Gennett went 3 for 3 with a home run in his first spring game and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Thursday night. Jungmann yielded a leadoff single to James Jones, who was caught attempting to steal second. Jungmann walked Prince Fielder with two out, and then retired...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Taylor Jungmann for Real?

Every year, a number of starting pitchers seemingly come out of nowhere to become significant contributors at the major-league level. Sometimes, as in the case of, say, Jacob deGrom, the sudden evolution at the major-league level is real and sustainable. In the case of the majority of these short-term success stories, the league adjusts, the pitcher is unable to, and either disappears...
Via Fangraphs
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor Jungmann and Diminishing Marginal Utility

When faced with batters on base, Milwaukee Brewers righty Taylor Jungmann goes to his sinker more and throws lower in the zone. He hasn’t given up a home run on the sinker, and the pitch produces ground balls nearly three-quarters of the time. So why doesn’t Jungmann go to the sinker more often? “What makes the sinker better is that I don’t throw it as much,” Jungmann...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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