Brewer Spotlight

Ryan Braun Vs. The NL Central: A Historical Pictorial

BREW MATHs ‘gets out of the way’ and uses graphics to highlight Ryan Braun’s career against The NL Central… A visual learner’s dream!


PLAYS BEST: Cub Killer!

PLAYS WORST: Stupid Cardinals (said like Homer Simpson)

Braun Vs. The Cardinals


Through the years


BEST: 2008 (by a wide margin)

WORST: 2015 (by a wide margin; his WORST OVERALL within the division)

Braun has consistently performed below his baseline against The Cards…

At Busch Stadium

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87 Games

0.275 AVG / 0.309 OBP / .422 SLG

12 HR / 41 RBI

146 TB

Braun Vs. The Cubs


Over the years


BEST: 2013 (His BEST OVERALL against any NL Central team)

WORST: 2018

Braun has been the most consistent against The Cubs, the team he also plays the best against! Look for him to get back to his Cub killing ways in 2019!

At Wrigley Field

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83 Games

0.326 AVG / 0.377 OBP / 0.553 SLG

17 HR / 68 RBI

178 TB

Braun Vs. The Pirates


Over the years


BEST: 2010 & 2011 (Braun’s MVP year)

WORST: 2018 (like we saw with The Cubs)

Braun has struggled against the Pirates current pitching staff… we will see if he can turn that around in 2019 (most of them are back!)

PNC Park

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83 Games

0.279 AVG / 0.359 OBP / 0.489 SLG

14 HR / 56 RBI

154 TB

Braun Vs. The Reds


Over the years


BEST: 2010 & 2014

WORST: 2011 (his MVP year?!?)… 2012 and 2017 were also sub-par against The Reds

Braun has always played well against The Reds but if he follows the current trend an off-year is in his future (hopefully he can buck it)!

At Great American Ballpark

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91 Games

0.287 AVG / 0.355 OBP / 0.551 SLG

26 HR / 53 RBI

196 TB



  • Braun grounds out a lot against the Pirates and Cards
    • The Cardinals have let him reach on error quite a bit
    • The Pirates like to intentionally walk him
  • No surprise…. The Cubs have beaned Braun twice as much as any other team in the division!
  • Let’s hope Braun has his best saved for 2019 (and the most talented division in baseball).