MVBrewers is a player-by-player look at the most valuable members of the 2012 Brewers, as voted on by you. Here's where we stand so far: 1. Ryan Braun 2. Aramis Ramirez 3. Yovani Gallardo 4. Corey Hart 5. Norichika Aoki 6. Jonathan Lucroy 7. Carlos Gomez The voting for the #8 spot will open at 3 pm today. It's difficult not to get too excited about the prospect of Carlos Gomez patrolling center field on a full-time basis next season. He more than earned the right to not be platooned against right-handed pitchers as he rebounded from a poor 2011 showing. In 2011 he hit .191 against righties and .278 against lefties. He regressed to the mean in 2012, hitting .260 against righties and .261 against lefties. Both are improvements on his career numbers of .247 against RHP and .246 against LHP. He still tends to slug better against lefties, but have a higher on-base against righties. He also found his power. In his first five years in the majors, he hit 25 home runs combined. This season, he smacked 19, bettering his best season by 11. Where is past seasons we'd see him hit a home run and proceed to try to repeat the feet for at least three games afterward, swinging wildly, he settled down this season and found his rhythm.
MVBrewer #7: Carlos Gomez
Brew Crew Ball | Oct 24