What to do with Keon Broxton

There are many sources of frustration on this Brewers team, the terrible bullpen, the sky-high strikeout rate, and Keon Broxton. After showing some significant potential last season before getting hurt. The excitement level was at an all-time high. But, his struggles have resurfaced in the 2017 season.  When he gets on base he is able to steal bases, 10 so far this season. But, he is only getting on-base at a .295 clip. According to FanGraphs that is between poor and awful. OBP

His batting average is at .225, and his overall OPS is below .700. I think much of the reason he is still with the MLB team is his defense. You have to think a demotion is coming for Broxton. Especially with the success of Brinson and Phillips behind him. I really wish the Brewers would stop dragging their feet and bring up some of the AAA talents.

Hit Rate

In April

.191 AVG, .276 OBP, .324 SLG, 1 HR, 6 SB, 40.8% K rate, 7.9% BB rate, .19 BB/K and a 27.0% hard hit percentage.

In May

.289 AVG, .349 OBP, .536 SLG, 5 HR, 4 SB, 36.8% K rate, 6.6% BB rate, .18 BB/K, and 37.9% hard hit percentage.

Much of Broxton’s success this season came in the month of May, as we see his hard hit percentage go up, his power numbers also went up.

In June

.077 AVG, .143 OBP, .115 SLG, 0 HR, 0 SB, 42.9% K rate, 7.1% BB rate, .17 BB/K, and 28.6% hard hit percentage.

K and BB

Overall

.225 AVG, .295 OBP, .403 SLG, 6 HR, 10 SB, 39% K Rate, 7.1% BB rate, .18 BB/K and 33% hard hit rate.

Broxton leads the MLB in Strikeouts.

Overall his season leaves little to be desired, a bad OBP, a very bad K%, and a below average BB%. A demotion may help get his head right. His demotion last year really helped turn his season around, it could help him this season. His speed will be very useful to this team if he can turn around his season. Broxton has value in baseball with plus speed and a plus glove. But often the case throughout the MLB if you aren’t contributing at the plate you’re not as valuable.

 

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