Power pitchers populate Brewers camp
PHOENIX -- Ryan Braun has taken note at the number of big arms in Brewers uniforms these days.
The organization's focus on large-framed power pitchers was evident in the team's Cactus League opener against the A's, when John Axford, Jim Henderson, Santo Manzanillo and Michael Olmsted all pitched in relief.
Still waiting to debut was right-hander Johnny Hellweg, the 100-mph arm acquired in last year's trade for Zack Greinke.
"All of a sudden we've got some guys," Braun said.
"There's more velocity now than my first year in camp, no doubt about it," third-year manager Ron Roenicke said. "Sometimes it shifts on purpose, and sometimes it's what's available and how you draft and how those guys develop."