Description: Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki is 5-for-10 against Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett. He's also stolen three bases against Burnett.
Insight: Aoki cooled a bit with three hits in the three-game set with the Dodgers after going 8-for-12 in the previous series with St. Louis. Facing Burnett might help get him going again.
5/13/2013 10:34:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki corked three hits Monday in a win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: Aoki was a fantasy disappointment in April (.250 AVG) but he's been off the charts in May (.415 with five RBI).
5/4/2013 8:46:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Norichika Aoki is 6-for-11 over his last three games.
Insight: Aoki didn't have a multi-hit effort in 18 straight games from April 9 to May 1 and batted .167 during that span, but his recent stretch has his average back to .278.
4/8/2013 10:19:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Norichika Aoki is hitless in seven career at-bats versus Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Aoki is off to a hot start, batting .370 with five runs scored, a homer and four RBI. He was a very nice surprise last season helping fantasy owners is many different categories with 81 runs scored, 10 homers, 50 RBI and 30 SB as the Brewers' leadoff hitter. However, this might be a tough matchup.
4/7/2013 7:41:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Norichika Aoki cracked four hits Sunday in an extra innings loss to the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Aoki helped the Brewers erase a two-run deficit in the ninth inning by stroking an RBI single with nobody out and then scoring on a base hit by Jonathan Lucroy two batters later. He's hit safely in five out of six games this season, collecting a .370 average over that span.
9/1/2012 4:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh due to a stiff neck.
Insight: Aoki has been a nice addition to the top of the Brewers' batting order. He's batting .283 with a .753 OPS and 21 steals.
7/25/2012 11:40:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia. A rest day.
Insight: Aoki has been a nice addition to the top of the Brewers' batting order. He's batting .284 with a .780 OPS and 11 steals. He hasn't run as much in July, just one stolen base, which is disappointing after he posted eight steals in June.
7/8/2012 7:54:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki added to his hitting streak with another base hit Sunday versus the Astros.
Insight: Aoki's hit steak is now up to 15 games and in that span he's upped his average from .269 to .301. Aoki's a good guy to have on your squad if you're trying to get your average up but he doesn't have enough power (only five homers and 20 RBIs in 77 games) to be considered an elite fantasy outfielder. Who knows though: he's only a rookie. Maybe we'll see Aoki's power come through in the season's second half.
6/23/2012 11:03:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki had three hits and four stolen bases Saturday against the White Sox.
Insight: The 30-year-old Aoki came in 4-for-30 in his last seven games and no stolen bases in his last 10, so this is a bit of a surprise. He does have nine steals on the year, so he may be able to help out owners who need speed in deeper leagues, but don't expect too many nights like Saturday.
6/7/2012 6:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki hit the ball out of the park for the first two times of his major league career Thursday against the Cubs. Aoki had an inside-the-park homer on April 20 but hadn't hit one out until Thursday.
Insight: The 30-year-old Aoki is 6-for-9 with two doubles, two homers and five runs scored in his last two games. He's now batting .303 in 119 at-bats on the year. The rookie from Japan has been starting pretty regularly as of late, even against lefties, against whom he is batting .341 in 41 at-bats.
4/20/2012 10:55:00 PM
Description: Norichika Aoki started in center field for the first time (second career start) on Friday and had an inside-the-park home run.
Insight: Aoki is a 30-year-old rookie former batting champion from Japan. He likely won't receive too many starts going forward, but he did display some top-notch speed on the home run, making it home standing up.
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