As the first September call-ups have been made by the Milwaukee Brewers this season, let’s take a look back at the 2015 call-ups.
The 2016 season has been what many have been expecting for the Milwaukee Brewers. Rebuilding through the farm system and adding more at the trade deadline with big trades. Thus far young hopefuls like Jonathan Villar, Keon Broxton, Domingo Santana, Zach Davies, and Orlando Arcia have been ones to watch for. The September call-ups can do just that, but last year’s call-ups were a bit mixed as far as where the players are at now.
Last year, the Milwaukee Brewers waited a bit longer for call-ups as the Biloxi Shuckers got to the championship game and they felt like only one from Colorado Springs was worthy of it. So, let’s take a look at who was called up and how the 2016 season turned out for them.
Stayed on the Roster
Davies was the only one who was called up from Colorado Springs last year. He didn’t show too much appeal as far as his short amount of time in AAA with 27 IP with a 5.00 ERA and 4.00 BB/9, but the Milwaukee Brewers weren’t worried those weren’t his type of numbers before being part of the organization. In September, he went 34 IP, 3.71 ERA, and 3.97 BB/9. He had plenty to work on, but showed promise. This year he proved worthy of being called up and has been a highlight of the rotation.
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The acquirement in the deal for OF Aramis Ramirez showed promise in just his 20 IP, 3.15 ERA, and 7.20 K/9. He did the same in September not giving up a run for the Milwaukee Brewers. Unfortunately, in early April it was announced he’d be undergoing rotator cuff surgery and out for the season.
Houser was one that seemed to never get it going after the September call-up this year. Being part of the Carlos Gomez packaged deal he showed lots of promise going 37 IP, 2.92 ERA and 3.55 FIP. But, starting with the AA team he seemed to do the opposite in 2016 with 70.1 IP along with a 5.25 ERA and 3.66 FIP. The essentials of ERA and BB/9 (2.82) went up and at the end of July it was announced he’d need Tommy John surgery. Maybe that was the reason for those numbers, but one can only guess.
Wagner was part of the Jean Segura deal that sent both of them to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Chase Anderson, Aaron Hill, and Isan Diaz. He started the year in AAA before getting called up for more of a fill-in spot in the bullpen. He made 3 appearances before being sent back down. His last appearance was on May 13th before being put on the DL list. Wagner was put on for undisclosed reasons.
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