Milwaukee Brewers: Taylor Jungmann 2015’s Biggest Brightspot


The 2015 season has been a massive disappointment for the Milwaukee Brewers. Never really being in the race at any point on the year, much of the season can be chalked up as a failure. But though the team has been out of contention almost all year, Taylor Jungmann‘s rookie season has been the biggest brighspot on a year to forget.

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When he was first drafted by Milwaukee, it wasn’t the question of if Jungmann would be in the Brewers’ rotation, but how fast he would get there. While it took years of growth and bumps along the way, Jungmann’s standout rookie year gives the Brewers’ and their fans something to look forward to in the future.

The turn around for him started last season in AA Hunstville, where he was able to put some of his best numbers as a professional. While this season he struggled a bit in AAA Colorado Springs early this season, he has shown that he was completely deserving of the promotion to Milwaukee.

Entering tonight’s start, Jungmann was 8-5 with a 2.48 ERA and since his call-up he has been arguably been the team’s best starter. As a groundball specialist, Jungmann has kept the ball down and allowed just three home runs in his first 90 innings as a Brewer.

At 25-years-old, Jungmann is certain to be a big arm in the middle of the Brewers rebuild. He still struggles with command at times, but when he is able to repeat his mechanics and pound the zone, he has proven to be tough to hit.

He may never be the lockdown ace that the team can count on each time out, but with the way that he has started his career, he looks like a solid mid-rotation arm, which is much better than many thought he could be months ago. This season has not be the most fun, but by putting up quality start after quality start, Jungmann has given Milwaukee fans something to talk about.

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