Milwaukee Brewers: Top five candidates for September call-ups
By David Gasper
The Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day starter will be back. In his five starts at Triple-A, Junior Guerra has a 2.45 ERA in 25 innings. His problem in Colorado Springs is walks. He has walked ten batters compared to only 16 strikeouts in those starts.
That probably won’t be enough to keep him away from Milwaukee in September, but it might be enough to keep him out of the rotation. With Brandon Woodruff scheduled to return to the rotation, Guerra won’t have a spot and will head to the bullpen.
The Brewers still believe in Guerra but his days as a starter may be over in Milwaukee. The only way he makes it back to Milwaukee’s rotation this year is if there is an injury to a current starter. 2016 was likely just lightning in a bottle for Guerra. He may never repeat that success but he can still be a useful pitcher in the Major Leagues.
Guerra was David Stearns’ first acquisition and he’s earned the right to prove himself to this team and he will get the opportunity. But don’t expect Guerra to become an ace anytime soon.