Brewers Sign Corey Patterson

The Brewers signed outfielder Corey Patterson to a minor league contract, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweets. Patterson, a client of Jim Bronner and Bob Gilhooley, doesn't have an invitation to Major League Spring Training at the moment.

Patterson, 32, spent the 2011 season with the Blue Jays and Cardinals. He played all three outfield positions, posted a .239/.273/.359 line in 397 plate appearances, and stole 13 bases in 22 attempts. Patterson, who appeared in 11 games with the 2009 Brewers, has been an average defender since 2007, according to UZR.


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22 Comments on "Brewers Sign Corey Patterson"


3 years 6 months ago

CONTENDERS!!!!

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

Knee Jerk to losing Ryan Braun! 

but really, depth signing, nothing more nothing less. Hell, maybe he’ll be used in another blockbuster trade like the one for Rasmus!

rockfordone
3 years 6 months ago

To think he was the third overall pick in the draft.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

wasn’t that strong of a draft class. 

rockfordone
3 years 6 months ago

wrong -could have had CC Sab.

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

still doesn’t make it a strong class

Lunchbox45
3 years 6 months ago

16 teams could have had that pick whats your point?

3 years 6 months ago

PRETENDERS!!!!

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 6 months ago

He’s a proven versatile benchwarmer on a World Series champion team. Shouldn’t he be good enough to get a major league contract then?

#endsarcasm.

jhfdssdaf
3 years 6 months ago

Sadly, the Cardinals left him off their post season roster, taking a minor leaguer instead.  He did not get to keep the bench warm during the World Series, but I hear he had a good view from his couch.

AisoRed
3 years 6 months ago

I SMELL A PENNANT!!!

Joe Schroeder
3 years 6 months ago

He’s pretty much useless at the big league level.

Corey
3 years 6 months ago

His unwillingness to lay off pitches and lay one down in key situations has led to his demise. The result is a player who is below average in the outfield as well as at the plate. Not to mention, he has speed but is too careless with it. (pickoffs & CS)
I hope they start him!

mmiller54
3 years 6 months ago

This guy was the inspiration for the term: “replacement player” as a comparison in WAR. Lol

FreshMintt
3 years 6 months ago

He should recoup just about all of Prince’s lost production

3 years 6 months ago

The mere fact that UZR has CP as an average defender shows how much room for improvement there is with advanced defensive metrics.

mgsports
3 years 6 months ago

But hasen’t been invited to Spring Training yet.

bomberj11
3 years 6 months ago

(Crosses fingers) THIS will be the year…

Brewcrew00
3 years 6 months ago

Why

3 years 6 months ago

Both Corey Patterson and Jamey Wright have somehow played in the majors for over 10 years.  I was a terrible hitter, but I had a darn good glove and arm in CF AND I knew how to lay down a bunt.  Something tells me I picked the wrong damn career…

3 years 6 months ago

Just remember this anytime someone starts talking about baseball’s new smarter GM’s. 

3 years 6 months ago

All. In.