|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||55.00||2.00||5.00||0.00||4.91||1.54||34.00||28.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 13.2||0||0|| 7.90||0||22||4|
|vs RHB|| 17.0||0||0|| 5.82||0||4||5|
|Last 10 Games|
Johnny Hellweg having Tommy John surgery
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/14) A second opinion confirmed Brewers prospect Johnny Hellweg has a torn elbow ligament, and he'll undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, reports MLB.com. The 25-year-old right-hander was acquired from the Angels in the Zack Greinke trade.
Johnny Hellweg likely to require Tommy John surgery
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/14) Brewers minor-league pitcher Johnny Hellweg has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and will likely require season-ending surgery to repair it, according to MLB.com.
Hellweg, who made seven spot starts for the Brewers a year ago, will visit Dr. James Andrews in the coming days to determine the extent of the injury. Hellweg was diagnosed with the injury by the team's head physician, and is likely looking at Tommy John surgery.
Hellweg was 1-2 with a 4.95 ERA in four starts for Triple-A Nashville, and left his last start after just 3 2/3 innings.
Johnny Hellweg optioned to minors
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/12/14) Brewers pitcher Johnny Hellweg was removed from the spring roster Wednesday, as he was optioned to Triple-A Nashville. Hellweg had an 18.00 ERA and 3.00 WHIP in three spring relief outings.
Johnny Hellweg bulks up
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/14) Brewers pitcher Johnny Hellweg bulked up during the offseason, according to MLB.com.
Hellweg finished last season weighing 208 pounds, but reported to camp at 245 pounds. "I cut out a lot of bad stuff in my diet," Hellweg said. "Mostly protein and carbs, no gluten. It helped. It was a lot of work, actually."
Hellweg said he feels great entering camp. He said he struggled with weight last season, but would not say whether he thought it contributed to some second half struggles. "I lost a lot of weight in July and August, so I just wanted to put it back on to make sure that if I was going to lose it again, I was going to be OK weight-wise,” he said
Hellweg posted a 6.75 ERA in 30 2/3 innings last season.
Brewers no longer have need for rotation competition
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/23/14) With Matt Garza agreeing to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Brewers that doesn't bode well for some of the younger starting pitchers -- Tyler Thornburg, Johnny Hellweg, Jimmy Nelson and Will Smith -- who were competing for the final spot in the team's rotation.
"I know it stinks for one of the young guys who was going to be competing for that extra spot, but they’ll have their opportunities," Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse said. "This helps out the rotation a lot, I think. It’s a good thing for us."
|With a fastball that sits in the mid 90s and has touched 100 in the minors, Johnny Hellweg's ability is readily apparent. But at age 25, the right-hander who came over with Jean Segura in the deal that sent Zack Greinke to the Angels a couple years ago still hasn't learned to harness it. Which brings his role with the Brewers into question. They seem to like him as a starter, giving him seven of the ugliest chances you'll ever see in the role in two separate stints last year, but his most successful years in the minors were as a reliever in the lower levels. If he can't invert that 3-to-1 walk-to-strikeout ratio -- seriously, he had 26 walks to only nine strikeouts during his time in the majors -- the Brewers will have to try him in some other role, but for now, he appears to be in the mix for a rotation spot in spring training. His ability gives him some sleeper appeal in NL-only leagues, but if he's as wild as ever come March, look elsewhere.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
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