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Johnny Hellweg | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Johnny Hellweg underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
Hellweg was diagnosed last week with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and Dr. James Andrews performed his reconstructive elbow procedure on Tuesday afternoon. The right-hander will be sidelined through early 2015. Apr 29 - 4:40 PM

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Brewers prospect right-hander Johnny Hellweg (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Hellweg was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament last week and a second opinion confirmed the injury. In addition to missing the rest of this season, the 25-year-old will likely still be in rehab mode at the start of 2015. Acquired from the Angels in the Zack Greinke deal, Hellweg was ranked as the Brewers' No. 5 prospect by Baseball America this past winter.
Apr 29 - 10:06 AM

Brewers pitching prospect Johnny Hellweg has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Hellweg is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews, who will surely recommended Tommy John surgery for the big right-hander. One of the Brewers' top prospects, Hellweg had posted a 4.95 ERA over his first four starts at Triple-A Nashville. The 25-year-old would obviously miss all of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 if he goes under the knife.
Apr 22 - 6:17 PM

Brewers right-handed pitching prospect Johnny Hellweg struggled with his command on Wednesday night, walking four, allowing five hits, and three runs in his start for Triple-A Nashville.

Hellweg is the Triple-A Pacific Coast League's reigning MVP, so his early-season struggles are surprising. He has a 4.35 ERA in 10 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits, walking six, and hitting one batter, while striking out nine. He will be the first pitcher called up by the Brewers in the event of an injury, but if he has more poor outings he may be permanently moved to the bullpen.
Apr 10 - 10:57 AM

Brewers optioned RHP Johnny Hellweg to Triple-A Nashville.

Hellweg is closing in on a permanent spot in the big leagues, but his ascension won't be completed by Opening Day. He went 12-5 with a 3.15 ERA with the Sounds last season. Expect the 6-foot-9 right-hander to get another shot with the Brewers this summer. He went 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA over 30 2/3 frames with the Crew in 2013.
Mar 12 - 12:36 PM

Johnny Hellweg reported to Brewers' camp at 245 pounds after finishing last season at 208 pounds.

Hellweg admits to wearing down late last season, so he worked hard at putting on some good weight over the winter in hopes of staying strong throughout 2014. "Just worked out hard, changed my diet, ate right," said Hellweg. "I cut out a lot of bad stuff in my diet. Mostly protein and carbs, no gluten. It helped. It was a lot of work, actually. In the end I was sick of eating so much this offseason. It's a grind." The big right-hander is ticketed for the Triple-A rotation to start this season.
Feb 20 - 9:18 PM

Johnny Hellweg was lifted after allowing one run in four innings Thursday against the Mets.

Hellweg walked four, hit two and threw a wild pitch, but the Mets couldn't capitalize. Hellweg ends the year with an incredible 9/26 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings for the Brewers. He'll return to Triple-A to begin next year.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:40:00 PM

Johnny Hellweg allowed two runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.

Hellweg left with the lead, but the bullpen couldn't hold it. He gave up seven hits and five walks while striking out just one batter, so he was far from effective. The 24-year-old rookie has a brutal 7.43 ERA and 6/22 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings in the majors this season and shouldn't be trusted in any fantasy league right now.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:18:00 AM

Johnny Hellweg gave up four runs in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Reds.

Hellweg allowed eight hits (including a two-run homer to Shin-Soo Choo) and one walk while striking out just one batter. The rookie right-hander now owns an ugly 8.31 ERA and 5/17 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings in the majors. He's not fantasy relevant.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Johnny Hellweg surrendered three runs in six innings Saturday in the Brewers' win over the Cubs.

It wasn't a lights-out effort, but the Milwaukee offense provided five runs and Hellweg came away with his first career major league victory. The 24-year-old right-hander will carry an 8.64 ERA and 2.34 WHIP into his next scheduled start at home against the Reds.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 07:27:00 PM

Johnny Hellweg will start Saturday versus the Cubs.

Hellweg has a 10.97 ERA in four appearances this season with Milwaukee. He is not a good fantasy option.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 05:30:00 PM

Brewers recalled RHP Johnny Hellweg from Triple-A Nashville.

Hellweg will rejoin the Brewers' rotation at some point, though manager Ron Roenicke didn’t specify the date of his first start. He'll look to improve on his 10.97 ERA in four appearances with Milwaukee this season.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 12:23:00 PM

The Brewers will call up right-handers Johnny Hellweg and Jimmy Nelson and first baseman/outfielder Sean Halton on Tuesday.

Triple-A Nashville wrapped up their season on Monday, so the Brewers will add them as September call-ups. Hellweg and Halton have had previous stints with the big club, but Nelson will be making his major league debut.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Johnny Hellweg to Triple-A Nashville.

Hellweg wasn't going to pitch again before the All-Star break, so the Brewers decided to open up a 25-man roster spot. The right-hander allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings on Wednesday afternoon against the Reds, falling to 0-3 on the year with a 10.97 ERA and 3.00 WHIP.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Johnny Hellweg surrendered seven runs (three earned) over 3 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Mets.

Hellweg didn't get any help from his defense, but he also dug himself plenty of holes by walking five batters and throwing 56 out of 93 pitches for strikes. The 24-year-old owns a 12.79 ERA and 3.63 WHIP in his first 6 1/3 innings in the majors, spanning two starts and one relief appearance. He doesn't appear ready for primetime.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 12:17:00 AM

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